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Life in the Holler (Topside) - Philosophical lesson from eclipse

The skyward view of the Eclipse was impressive . . . the observations on the ground more so. Yet, today, this Poet-Philosopher-Photo artist finds the biggest lesson in the aftermath is to remember the old adage, Beauty is in the eye of the beholder is true, because, she says, "I will take a sunset like yesterday's, over an eclipse, any day."
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By Shamarie Harper

As many did, I watched the solar eclipse Monday afternoon.

The skyward view was impressive, but I enjoyed the colors the eclipse created and how it changed how common things looked here, earthbound.

The feelings those colors evoked which were almost primal in nature, for me, far exceeded the celestial view.

Then, interestingly enough, I found yesterday's sunset much more impressive to gaze upon.

The simplicity of another day lived and the hope of tomorrow, all transpiring in a single moment, was a breathtaking sight.

So I guess the old adage "beauty is in the eye of the beholder" is true because I will take a sunset like yesterday's, over an eclipse, any day.

- Shamarie Harper

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Life in the Holler - Topside: The perfect end to a perfect day

2017-08-24 - Topside - The Holler, Old Clear Springs Road, Ozark, Adair County, KY - Photo by Shamarie Harper.
Poet-Philosopher-Photo artist Shamarie Harper sends this photo of the Moon at Dusk, two days after the Eclipse, with the notation "Sometimes, it is just a perfect end, to a perfect day." and adds, "Yes, it is straight from the camera :). Clicking Read More accesses accompanying essay, Lesson from the Eclipse

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