Total Eclipse

About 10 minutes ago, a spectacular total solar eclipse blackened the sky, just minutes before sunset. Maya took these excellent photographs right in front of our apartment. The second one was taken only a minute or two after the first. After the eclipse, the sunset was beautiful, though a little eerie.

Update 30-03-2006: In the comments, Alissa passed on a pretty cool analogy from her friend who witnessed the eclipse in Turkey. I am posting it here for those who do not normally read the comment pages:

In a nutshell: The light shines so bright, but is diminished by sinful men. As the darkness grows, we try to do other things to illuminate our way. During the eclipse, this was turning on porch lights, car lights, and other man-made devices. But none could be as bright as the sun (son?) when it returned in all its glory.

When the sun returned, many people clapped and cheered. Just as we all cheer knowing the real light and the real truth.

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2 Responses to “Total Eclipse”


  1. 1 Alissa Maxwell March 30, 2006 at 1:41 am

    Mike,
    This is very cool. Maya captured some great pictures! I also recieved an email today from some fellow workers in Turkey, who experienced the same eclipse. They said it provided a great metaphor for the work they are doing.

    In a nutshell: The light shines so bright, but is diminished by sinful men. As the darkness grows, we try to do other things to illuminate our way. During the eclipse, this was turning on porch lights, car lights, and other man-made devices. But none could be as bright as the sun (son?) when it returned in all it’s glory.

    When the sun returned, many people clapped and cheered. Just as we all cheer knowing the real light and the real truth.

    Pretty cool, huh? While she’s got the camera out, have Maya take some more pics of those kids of yours. Hannah’s birthday photo (and story) was hillarious!

    Much Love,
    Alissa

  2. 2 The Grinder March 30, 2006 at 10:27 am

    Very cool metaphor, Alissa, and encouraging. We were encoruaged by the eclipse yesterday too, funny enough (I never thought of an eclipse as an encouraging thing).

    We will post some family pictures soon. Hannah still looks like a Lama; the hair is growing back slowly.

    Thanks for thinking of us.


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