I read in the paper at work that there will be a full lunar eclipse on Saturday night. I got all excited about it but then totally forgot about it. I was stunned into remembrance when we stepped out into the clear cold night and I looked up and the moon was a quiet dull red. A while later the shadow had completely passed over the face of the moon. If I hadn’t read about it in the paper I probably would have gone back inside and prepared for the end of the world. I can’t imagine how they must have reacted a thousand years ago when there was no daily paper to explain when and why a lunar eclipse was going to happen.
I ran a five miler today. The 30 degree air was shockingly cold but I felt warm by the first mile. In the distance I could see snow on Mt Mansfield. The run wasn’t bad but I could feel the effects of not running regularly since the marathon. I passed a single fluffy blue slipper, embroidered with a moon and star, lying by the side of the road. How some of these things end up by the side of the road is one of the more perplexing questions in life. Left over from an odd lunar eclipse ritual perhaps.
Speaking of perplexion, we went to see the Matrix Revolutions. This is a movie where you need to congregate into study groups afterwards to try to make sense of it. I felt disappointed with the ending and felt like something was missing. However, after some thinking I came up with a theory that makes me feel better about the whole thing. The special effects and stunts in the movie were phenomenal though.
Is tomorrow really Monday already?
Nov 9th 2003Uncategorized