Mom kinda overdid it.
As the eclipse approached
she made it all too clear:
if I dared go outside and look up,
blindness would follow.
I spent that darkening,
the dining room table,
a terrified four year old,
waiting for the nemesis to pass.
Oddly, my elderly mother
is now nearly blind –
And I remain curious as to the secrets
hidden just off center, if
we dare glance at the Sun.
17 thoughts on “Never Look Directly at the Sun”
The universe guards its secrets well; remember, curiosity could kill…
Nobody gets out of here alive.
I remember making viewing glasses in elementary school. I learned not to look directly at the sun. I am still following that rule.
I made those too! The rules we follow!
I expected you to wonder if she’d looked at the sun 🌞
Um, yes,… that was the implication.
I remember being told the same thing about not looking directly at the sun. I think this was definitely drummed into my sisters and I because my father had a powerful telescope, and there’s no knowing how much damage using that to see the sun would have caused. We had the message well and truly sent home from my father (who wasn’t a nice man, although, in this instance, he was just protecting our future eyesight, which I guess is nice enough 😇). It was fun looking at the stars and the moon, though. Hope you are well this afternoon.
You know how much I love your comments. I also think you might believe how much I love you. 💕
🙃 I’m not quite sure what to say to that, my friend. If you are serious, I am very touched 😊. I enjoy your posts so much. They are the ones I open first from my inbox every time I sit down at my laptop (as a wheelchair user, I’m always sitting down), and I very often have my laptop in front of me. It is my eyes and ears to my personal little world, and friends like you brighten my everyday. Much love 💓😘
I am serious. I do love you. 💕
Aww – now, I’m blushing 😳. I am very fond of you, too, my friend. You have brought so much joy to my world (and to my blog) and I am so, so happy to know you, even though we are on other sides of this big old planet of ours. You never know; one day, our paths may cross further. X 💖🥰💞
But enough of that silliness…
Let’s make great blog posts!
This is deep.
oh those double dares get me every time Richard💞
I get that Cindy! Thanks for saying so…
You’e so welcome Richard! ❣️