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Lunar[tic]

Saturday, March 03, 2007

There hasn't been a total lunar eclipse in over 2 and half years. And supposedly I live in one of the best places on Earth to see it. It had just barely begun when I took this photo and by the time it was a complete eclipse, it was total darkness outside. A quick scan through CNN and CBC on the internet news had this as one of their leading items. The U.S. is at war, drought, famine, poverty and disease are prolific throughout most of the developing and developed world and humanity is speeding towards an environmental apocalypse. And this makes the headline news.

  1. Blogger blackcrag said:

    Yes well, superstition still plays a role in out lives, and no matter what the scientists say, there is somethign errie and unnatural about pitch darkness in the middle of the day.

    And, from the news point of view, the war has gone on for a couple of years, there is always a drought or a famine somewhere, poverty and disease just won't stop, and the environment has been sunk for decades. At least an eclispe is new and temporary.

    From the news' point of view, that is...

  1. Blogger DayByDay4-2Day said:

    well at least your not getting our local news. (I'll post it)

    I find it a nice break from all that misery. NOt to be forgotten, just a break.

  1. Blogger Pat Paulk said:

    And I totally missed it!! Maybe if I take my head out of the sand...

  1. Blogger PEA said:

    That truly is a magnificent picture...it was cloudy here so I missed most of it but then the clouds drifted and I was able to see the last hour of the eclipse.

  1. Blogger CiscoKid said:

    News about the eclipse are better than news about Anna Nicole or about Nicole Ritchie being "dehydrated".

  1. Blogger Devil Mood said:

    It's bad but I think it's worst when the breaking news is the saved head of Britney Spears.
    At least this reminds us that we're part of something much bigger, that we have a satelite somewhere and that the earth is blocking the light from it, etc...
    I couldn't watch it, it was cloudy but that photo is beautiful!

    Oh by the way, I was in your flickr page the other day and was so happy to catch a glimpse of you wearing my sloppy red pin ;)

  1. Blogger [eric] said:

    Eh... By the time I remembered to look outside, it was already gone. It was also a little too cloudy to get a good view anyway. (-_-)

  1. Blogger holy chaos said:

    hmm, i wish i had remembered it. Your picture is beautiful. Sometimes it is nice to be reminded that there is something bigger than ourselves... and all of our man made grief...

  1. Blogger Rositta said:

    I was hoping to see it but it was overcast here in T-Dot. Maybe we've all just gotten tired of the horrible news in the world and need to step back a bit and look at the bigger picture...ciao

  1. Blogger sushil yadav said:

    You have written about news of "global crisis" and "environmental apocalypse". In this context I want to post a part from my article which examines the impact of industrialization on our minds and environment. Please read.

    The link between Mind and Social / Environmental-Issues.

    The fast-paced, consumerist lifestyle of Industrial Society is causing exponential rise in psychological problems besides destroying the environment. All issues are interlinked. Our Minds cannot be peaceful when attention-spans are down to nanoseconds, microseconds and milliseconds. Our Minds cannot be peaceful if we destroy Nature.

    Industrial Society Destroys Mind and Environment.

    Subject : In a fast society slow emotions become extinct.
    Subject : A thinking mind cannot feel.
    Subject : Scientific/ Industrial/ Financial thinking destroys the planet.


    Emotion is what we experience during gaps in our thinking.

    If there are no gaps there is no emotion.

    Today people are thinking all the time and are mistaking thought (words/ language) for emotion.


    When society switches-over from physical work (agriculture) to mental work (scientific/ industrial/ financial/ fast visuals/ fast words ) the speed of thinking keeps on accelerating and the gaps between thinking go on decreasing.

    There comes a time when there are almost no gaps.

    People become incapable of experiencing/ tolerating gaps.

    Emotion ends.

    Man becomes machine.



    A society that speeds up mentally experiences every mental slowing-down as Depression / Anxiety.

    A ( travelling )society that speeds up physically experiences every physical slowing-down as Depression / Anxiety.

    A society that entertains itself daily experiences every non-entertaining moment as Depression / Anxiety.



    Fast visuals/ words make slow emotions extinct.

    Scientific/ Industrial/ Financial thinking destroys emotional circuits.

    A fast (large) society cannot feel pain / remorse / empathy.

    A fast (large) society will always be cruel to Animals/ Trees/ Air/ Water/ Land and to Itself.



    To read the complete article please follow either of these links :

    PlanetSave

    EarthNewsWire

    sushil_yadav

  1. Blogger Trundling Grunt said:

    Great picture - we missed the eclipse due to it being completely overcast. Sigh...

  1. Blogger momyblogR said:

    Cool shot!! It was way to cloudy here to see ANYTHING!

    Thanks for sharing!

  1. Blogger Connie said:

    Really enjoyed your pictures. It is amazing to see.

    Hope you and your family are doing well.
    Hugs,
    Connie

  1. Blogger Tee said:

    Beautiful pic. I forgot to watch for it even though I wrote myself a note. Duh.

    I see where you're coming from about the news but I kind of agree with blackcrag.

    Anyway - I saw an article about how the AP purposefully ignored Paris Hilton for a week to see if people would notice. Interesting concept, huh ;)

    http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,255919,00.html

  1. Blogger Chloe said:

    it was the first news item here too. which is a bit comforting i think.
    i saw it through your flickr photos, i barely noticed that day. xx

  1. Blogger Stephanie said:

    oooh - like all the rest, I've sort of missed it too. but i've had my head sort of under a cold, hard rock as of late anyway.

    unfortunately, eclipse over...war, drought, famine, poverty? still there :(

  1. Blogger Meow said:

    It's nice to have something "pretty" or trivial in the news sometimes, instead of all the grim stuff, which is always there.
    Great photo.
    Have a wonderful week.
    Take care, Meow

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