Jul 31st, 2017
“There is something primal about being outside when, over a period of less than an hour, it gets dark, the light gets very eerie, the colors change. You know that something strange is going on, Then,
abruptly, it gets 10,000 times darker in the last minute. You look in the sky, and there’s this strange stuff going on. There’s a diamond ring surrounding this dark hole in the sky. Everybody who sees it is overwhelmed.”
On August 21st, 2017 a Total Solar Eclipse will travel coast to coast across the United States for first time since 1918 (99 years), casting a 70 mile wide shadow that will turn day to night and back to day again in a matter of minutes for those directly in its path. This extremely rare event has been hailed the “Great American Eclipse.”
After having to wait 99 years for the “Great American Eclipse”, a second Total Solar Eclipse will cross America less than 7 years later, on April 8, 2024 to be exact. To be even more exact, on April 8, 2024 that Total Solar Eclipse will pass directly over Dallas, TX of all places, birthplace of the Helping Friendly Book Club.
Is this random? Is this the opposite of random? Words fall short.
Inspired by the visionary genius of Francis Bacon, and to commemorate these two precisely random/notrandom astrological events, the Helping Friendly Book Club is going to bury a Time Capsule during the first eclipse, and dig it up when the second eclipse blacks out the sun in Dallas in 2024, 7 years later.
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"Parable has ever been a kind of ark, in which the most precious portions of the sciences were deposited." - Sir Francis Bacon
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The Great American Eclipse. Where will you be?