22 July 2009

Total Eclipse Of The Heart

Today is such an unusual day. Millions of people in Asia turned their eyes skyward to witness the longest solar eclipse of the century. It will be until 2132 when the world will see a solar eclipse longer than today's.

Needless to say, we were all so excited to be able to be part of such a wonderful phenomenon. We all gathered together and joined other human beings in looking at the sun slowly being covered by the moon.

"Did you see it? Did you see it?" I asked Mr. B. excitedly, knowing that he had a meeting at work around the time when 80% of the sun was covered.

"For a few seconds, yeah."

"That's it? You didn't watch it slowly, slowly disappearing?"

"I had work to do. Didn't have too much time for that."

"Will you have time if it were a nuclear bomb dropping?"

"Maybe."

Strange. Humans are missing out of the best things in life because they "had to work". Their lives have been overshadowed by report to finish, meetings to attend, staff to evaluate, people to fire. Perhaps their hearts have been totally eclipsed by mundanity.

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

Dear Becker,
You are so right. Human are so weird. They always give up something beautiful and simple, and give themselves excuses of the poor options. They always said that "they have to", but never know why "they have to".
I was also in the same meeting...
sheepmm

Becker said...

sheeps have meetings too?

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