Making hay while the sun eclipses.
July 23, 2009 7:00am CST
Are eclipses a bad omen? Recession has brought man's worst fears and nightmares out from the shadows. How ever the spirit of Man for all its worth also came to the fore, when he decided to sell the shadows itself, at a premium too. Touted as the biggest and longest total solar eclipse of the century, the magnitude of which would not to be seen again for the next 123 years or so, it was but apt that the eclipse be viewed diagonally across the biggest countries inhabiting mankind viz: Africa, India and China. Everything was set for the celestial spectacle to unfold, but for the dampener in the form of rain clouds over the Indian subcontinent. The enterprising mankind came up with the solution, if the clouds soar above you, then you soar above the clouds, 41,000 feet above the sea level to be precise at a price though, to view the spectacle, undisturbed for 6 minutes and 39 seconds. Charter a packaged "Eclipse flight". Those familiar with sea and air travel would fondly remember long forgotten terms like portside and starboard side. In these days of mobile texts and internet mails, the sacrosanct terminologies are not merely abbreviated but in times of sheer opportunism, they go for a total toss. For this momentous day, irrespective which way you are flying the windows come with a small price tag difference. I repeat "difference" of 50,000 bucks to be precise and the choice is yours to be or not to be in the league to have witnessed the sight of the century. 6 minutes and 39 seconds is close to 7 minutes of sheer extravaganza the nature has provided and it has made millions for a few, just like in another era, another gentleman made millions again by interpreting mans emotion in natures extravaganza lasting allegedly and precisely "seven minutes" by Irving Wallace, but then that was another story, in another century. Long live our tribe, for if the recession has cost Man, the moon, we promptly decided to make good our losses by selling the moon's shadow. Are eclipses then a bad omen? Not really, if you are making hay while the sun eclipses. meapas.
23 Jul 09
Helo friend.In this age technological age of science and innovation,I believe considering eclipses as omens,is the work of the ignorant.I know that even educated persons treat the whole phenomenon as a spiritual event,but we need to get real and more truth oriented.The sooner we discard such myths,the better we make the upcoming generation.Regards devmitra