I remember hearing about the solar eclipse I guess via social media. I didn’t make much of it, since like every year or every couple of months, news breaks about some sort of astronomical event taking place. Every year. I guess several of the events are unique… but whats really sad is this. I had opportunity to use use one of the glasses and view it but didn’t. Why. Fear. I guess one of the main ones was fear of rejection. Ever since I was little and insulted and made fun of, I guess I haven’t recovered. Perhaps I was scared to “bother” people.
I wasn’t going to really make much of this event because of the seeming regularity of astronomical events that occur.
What sucked about this one was the need to wear special glasses.. I don’t remember hearing about that for the other astronomical events. And then my God, the media hype for this events of magnanimous proportions. Of course most of us know about how stores had been sold out of this special glasses that need to be worn if you want to see the solar eclipse and not incur damage to your eyes.
When I was waiting for an interview at a bench, one guy offered his special glasses to another guy to view as he and I guess his friend were walking opposite of the guy. I sort of looked at the guys, hoping to use one.
The fact is I could have asked people who had the glasses to use it and perhaps they would have let me use theirs. I wish though someone would have just offered to let me see. As i was just sitting on bench waiting for an interview somewhere.
It was awful, heck frightening that I could sit down there and in front of me a lady is shouting whoa oo ahh.. and I about lost it there. I was jealous. anyway. It just sucked because it shouldn’t have been so hard, and I would’ve liked to have taken the opportunity to witness this special event.
I attempted to “see” with my naked eyes for less than a second, a few times. I realized that that probably wasn’t a fruitful idea.
In the end it was my fault for not being prepared and I should have just took courage but I didn’t.
Hopefully the disappointment and anger from this will fade away. Apparently the next one is in 2024…
Well where I am there wasn’t a total eclipse. The point in time when it was supposed to be the most eclipsed where I was, I think the sun was blocked by cloud(s)…anyway.
The last perhaps unique astronomical event I remember seeing, had to do with shooting stars, I did get to see ( probably two or more whiz across the night sky ) that for which I am grateful. And I didn’t need use special glasses.
Btw I am not trying to complain or condone complaining, I am just using this as avenue to share some of what I go through.