Happy Solstice!

I’m lying in bed watching a full lunar eclipse through my skylight on today’s winter solstice. It occurred to me that this is the type of thing I can’t wait to share with Claire! My viewing platform of pillows and blankets is so much more snug then where I started out in the yard, I can’t tell you how fantastic this is!

There is an 8 year age gap between my youngest sister Amanda and I and I vividly remember waking her up at odd times of the night to watch eclipses and meteor showers (the latter were always a bit disappointing on suburban Long Island). The Hale-Bopp comet was probably the best astronomy sight we’ve shared.

While I won’t wake Claire intentionally tonight, if she stirs I’ll be sure to show her what our magical universe is up to. This is a kid who is always aware of the phases of the moon so I’m sure a full lunar eclipse on this crisp, clear night would be a thing of awe for her.

One thought on “Happy Solstice!

  1. I'm surprised you didn't call your little sister Amanda and wake her up this time…….I am laughing thinking what her reaction would be these days.

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