A radical idea for the coming total eclipse

By: Josh Golin

What if:

  • Instead of taking, posting, and tagging pictures, we simply observe and be?
  • Instead of broadcasting the eclipse for virtual audiences, we decide sharing with those we’ve chosen to watch with is enough?
  • Instead of centering ourselves in the middle of the eclipse, we choose to experience our own cosmic insignificance in the face of one of the universe’s most spectacular events?
  • Instead of modeling distraction for our kids, we let them model awe and wonder for us?

Too often in our social media/smart phone era, we trade presence for documentation. If a once-in-a-lifetime event isn’t enough to make us appreciate the now, what is?