This year’s Bard & Starlet Radio Hour is coming up Oct. 21st, and once again one of my short plays will be part of the mix. This is a fun production and free to the public. Everyone welcome! Come on out to The Black Dog Arts Café in Snoqualmie. See you there!
It pays to take the time to look a little closer…
Yes, it took me almost a month to look at the whole photos from the eclipse day instead of the thumbnails. To my surprise and delight, in my ‘failed’ photos of the direct sun, I caught a cool image of the eclipse in the spots that formed from the camera’s capture of the light. I’m also thinking the beam pattern around the orb is odd with the vertical bright ones and soft even rays around the rest of the disc. Cool, I thought!
No doubt you’ve heard plenty about the solar eclipse, but I thought I’d post my photos anyway. I hadn’t read of this aspect of it – how the trees create viewers through each hole between their leaves – but I recognized it with delight. The tiny crescents scattered everywhere from the huge tree across the street struck my eye as strange and beautiful.
I thought it would get dark at the 92% totality in my area, but the lower level of light was noticeable and it got colder, for sure. The level of light made my brain feel funny, and after the eclipse my sense of time was completely off until late evening when I guess my internal clock and my external understanding of time got in sync again. Usually I know what time it is to within a couple minutes, and I was almost two hours off thinking it was about 10:30 when it was 12:28. Maybe the funny feeling in my head during the darkening morning light was my inner clock duking it out with my external clock.
Did you see the eclipse this time around? Did it throw off your internal clock or affect you in any other notable way?
Click Through and Read This… Your Funny Bone will Thank You…. Source: Past Imperfect – #66
As fate would have it, I read a story about Destiny and then an article about Chance back to back on two of my favorite new blogs…new to me, that is. This coincidence came on the heels of much contemplation on Fortune and the intertwining of what we’re given vs. what we choose. I’d been thinking over the plot twists for my time travel series, Miss LiV Adventures. Basic idea is Miss Livingstone steps from one dimension to the next and lives different potential lives. Ultimately she will have to choose which one to live – who she wants to be, who she wants by her side, and who and what she’s willing to lose.
Do we have such mastery over our destiny? Do we want to? Is everything a choice or are there things which are fated for us?
Several of us got into a great discussion in comments following the Chance article, about how everything is based on choice, but I would say there is definitely some element of fortune to our lives. What we start with, where and when we’re born and what circumstances our families live in, shape our sets of choices greatly. The idea of this type of fortune came back to me when my husband and I were driving back to town on the freeway and were craving dessert. Neither one of us wanted to tackle the grocery store, so I remembered I had a small balance on my Starbucks card and we went to their drive-thru and got a cookie each. Drive-thru cookies…that is fortune indeed.
I’ll be HERE Reading from Miss Livingstone and other Novels Tonight! Come on out and hear me and some other great NW Authors!