In my spiritual autobiography group last night we wrote about celestial events. I wrote about my solar eclipse date with the most romantic couple ever!
The day of the solar eclipse I setup a viewing date with 2 residents from Docktown, George and Virginia. I heard from other residents they were private people so I was lucky to receive an invite. I also heard how in love with each other they were. When I arrived at their berth, I heard a voice say “Hey, Erin,” and that was George inviting me up on the rooftop of their 2 story floating home.
Virginia had her Panasonic radio in hand. We talked for a long while about how they built their home to last. “Its happening, its happening,” she said. “I’m going to look at the ducks and see if they notice.” A long pause without words together we watched the eclipse, the boats adjusting from the tides, the overcast light, the quiet saxophone sounds from KCSM with familiar radio crackle faintly woven into the creek breeze while we waited to hear the eclipse broadcast.
George said, “We could dance?” “Hey, wanna dance!” Virginia responded.
“Yay, let’s dance under the eclipse,” said George.
And Virginia said “let’s dance the eclipse in.” I had my Canon F1 ready with Portra 400VC and captured a few precious moments as they danced and laughed in each other’s arms. I found myself swaying too. The music continued and Virginia sang, “the day I found you, seems like old times,” then George joined at a lower register, “staying up for hours, making dreams come true, doing the things we used to do.” They exhaled with laughter and the water swelled with their love. I was balling at this point. The end.