We came indoors, disappointed. Dinner was prepared and eaten. Dishes gathered, washed and put away. Our neighbors remained outside in the cold, enjoying each other's company; children running around the yard, squealing with delight. It was a bust of a day for us, I thought. If we had children around, it wouldn't have mattered at all that the eclipse was invisible. The children would have kept us busy, delighted. Our cameras would have captured their every move.
We do tend to focus on the big things, the once in a lifetime event. We mark our days and hours by these events, ignoring everything else around us. Yet, our comfort, our pleasures, our survival, depends on the little things we do everyday. Cooking, shopping, walking, delighting in watching our young ones full of life.