My mind is still full of the images of this week’s eclipse – full of the photos and descriptions shared by friends who were in places of the total eclipse, and also full of the images of the partial eclipse I saw through the magic glasses as I sat in the churchyard at St Thomas Church on Monday afternoon. For all of them – “O, wow…” over and over. My friend, the rational scientist, watching from a small town in western Kentucky, texted his first response: “This is unbelievable!” In St Thomas garden the birds got quiet and the squirrels disappeared for a bit, but then were back, doing what they do every day.

Someone sent me a link to a YouTube video of “Something Like a Star,” which is a musical setting of several Robert Frost poems set to music by Randall Thompson. I am sharing the link with you today. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LNDrMifZqLU&feature=emshare_video_user

The last four lines of Frost’s poem touched my heart, and seem particularly appropriate for us in these days when our world is facing so much challenge:

“So when at times the mob is swayed
To carry praise or blame too far,
We may choose something like a star
To stay our minds on and be staid.”
Robert Frost, “Choose Something Like a Star”

May this be a reminder for us of God’s abundant love and the glory of all of Creation.

Peace and blessing,
Carol

Check out the video here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LNDrMifZqLU&feature=emshare_video_user