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Knowledge is Blah

 

So an eclipse happened this week, I don't know if you heard about that or not. It was kind of a big deal. I work about an hour and a half away from an area that was achieving total eclipse and as luck would have it one of my supervisors has a family farm right in it's path.

Monday morning found me on the road bright and early to go and sit in a massive front yard in the country all morning and getting rained on periodically while eating fruit and candy. Hey, it beats work, am I right?

It was a weird day. The clouds parted long enough for us to see the sun completely hidden behind the moon. It was truly an awesome sight. Everyone was smiling and clapping, eewing and aahing, trying to look out from under their umbrellas while keep their paper glasses on their face. It was a time.

Think about if we hadn't known that was going to happen? I think the response would have been a little bit different. Someone would have looked up at the sky and said, "Oh, shit, something is blotting out the sun!" Someone else would be staring up at it, giving themselves permanent damage to their vision. Meanwhile another person may be running in terror down the street, "The world is ending! The Sun is leaving!" There would be no clapping. Or at least less clapping.

That awe inspiring moment of watching the sun's last rays poking out before it is completely hidden would be replaced with the fear that we would never see  the sun again, and what could possibly be covering it up? Is it the death star?

It would be thrilling in a completely different way to experience darkness at around 1:00 p.m. That's for fucking sure. We did know what was happening though, so it was fine.

Now people are saying how the eclipse is causing changes for them according to their horoscopes or facebook. Maybe that's true. I mean it makes sense that something like that would effect you on a physical level, why not a spiritual level as well? I know that for me, personally, I haven't felt like doing shit. I've been sleepy as fuck. So no difference here. Have any of you noticed a difference in your mood/behavior since the eclipse?

 

10 thoughts on “Knowledge is Blah”

  1. I’ve been weirdly tired, too. Like… Come home from work around 8am and fall asleep on the couch by 8:10, wake up at noon and go to bed until 8pm. That’s been me for the last week now. Totally sucks lol.

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      1. I’ve worked 3rd shift for the last eight years. Just now going to day shift starting Monday. I love third shift but it’ll be nice to get back to a normal schedule.

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  2. Well, a few days post-eclipse, I had a nightmare about having a panic attack and woke up feeling super crap. Heart was pounding, I was shaking. I was terrified but I didn’t know what I was terrified OF. And it was really shitty. IDK if the eclipse was to blame or not.

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      1. I have good days and bad days. I had a couple of good days after that one nightmare day but then I woke up this morning feeling the same way. I really hope that once our insurance kicks in (which will be soon) I’ll be able to get into see a dr relatively quickly because I really feel like I need to (whether I actually WANT to or not) go back on some kind of antidepression/antianxiety meds.

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