And I got to my desk, and there it was, a stunning replica of the two he and Squish had made the day before.
I was very touched.
It was very considerate.
I grabbed the cereal box and took it with me as I dropped Squish off, so I could look at it in the park, when I was done walking the dogs.
But Squish assumed it was HER viewer, so she decided to keep it.
I told her she was mistaken, and she begged me to use the one she’d left at home and I said yes, because she’s Squish.
At the park, I poked a hole in a business card and looked at the shadow on my phone case. Because low tech is low tech. While I was there three women gathered on the soccer field and passed their own viewer around like a joint at a beer bach, and a guy driving a taxi cab parked in the upper parking lot so he could check it out on his phone.
So I came inside to sit and drink my coffee and watch it on the computer like a civilized person.
And I looked outside and made a remarkable discovery. The hole in the patio table where the umbrella was supposed to go made a very fine eclipse viewer, and I didn’t have to move much but a hose.
So I watched the eclipse on my computer and out the door.
And drank my coffee.
And read this hilarious meme that made me glad the eclipse only lasted for a few short hours.