Eclipse

The eclipse is all over the news today. (yesterday);

Nuala McGovern living it up in Missouri; *

 

It doesn’t seem that long

Since

The total eclipse

Down in Newquay.

(1999, the year we all thought the world would end).

 

I wasn’t there,

my folks were visiting.

 

It was a warm summer.

dad came back tanned

and

I

still

have a picture

of him

In green welly boots

Mowing my brother’s lawn.

 

On today’s radio

I just listened to an astronomer

From South Western Australia

Who

Described

Drawing

Constellations

For her children when they couldn’t sleep at night;

 

When my kids couldn’t sleep

We watched Tigger.

 

The astronomer,

Had that gentleness,

respect

&

deference

that you sometimes

encounter

In people

Who have got it.

 

How great would it be if people were to just accept one another and not judge, not criticise, not evaluate and measure, just let be, let indulge in the connectedness that is part of what it is to be human.

 

This

I

believe

Is the secret to being a good

doctor

or nurse

or teacher

or carer/parent/technician/secretary

gardener

navigator

coordinator

(manager?)

driver/learner/retiree/banker/investor/recruiter

builder/

scientist

architect

designer

Menorah Maker

Metallurgist

Technologist

Archivist

& so on;

Artist.

 

*And today she is sleeping with the enemy;

Genug;

Nuala; now, now.

Suffit.

Enough with the Fox News!

2 thoughts on “Eclipse

  1. Big open skies here in South West WA Rod, perfect for star gazing. But gentleness, respect and deference are probably not qualites at the top of the list when describing Australians. Can you recall the astronomer’s name or radio program you were listening to?

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    1. Hi Wendy, afraid I didn’t catch her name. Last similar person I met was two years ago at the BMJ/IHI conference- she was Australian too & ran the yoga / mindfulness session. Putting you in the same category and a few folk I have met over the years into the gentleness box, I am sure there are more thank your fellow citizens like to admit!

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