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Soul-er Eclipse

I read about some crazy twit that tweeted that it was Karma that Houston Texas got hurricane-hammered. The reason? They voted for Donald Trump, of course. Duh! Is it just me or has the world got a stick caught in its spokes? Everyone knows Hurricane Harvey happened because of the recent solar eclipse. I’m neither a scientist nor an astronomer but there are several logical lines of reason to consider here.

From the astronomy standpoint, if the stars are lined up just so, or in this case the moon and sun, it’s logical to assume that your forecast (aka your horoscope) bodes for a very bad day. Or longer. Especially if you are a Virgo. It’s bad enough to have your house underwater but on your birthday? That really sucks. To make matters worse it happened on Tax Day, which could possibly perhaps maybe conceivably but not likely be for some, a day of celebration. Either way, the stars are so against you! Or is that astrology? Oh yeah, never mind, strike that.

When I was a child I remember being afraid of a solar eclipse. Not for myself, mind you, I was a very brave lass, but for the millions of other children who were not quite as astute and might look directly up into the sun and fry their retinas to a crisp. So I took matters into my own hands. I covered the windows and gathered all the children in the neighborhood into my basement. They had no idea I was saving them from a life of blindness but real heroism needs no thanks. If you were one of the children I saved, you're welcome… and sorry you missed the historical eclipse. I’m trying to make a point here that natural disasters follow a solar eclipse. I can’t remember what disaster happened after that but I was only a child. Geeze, I can’t be expected to know everything in the world, but I’m sure something tragic happened somewhere eventually.

Another possibility for why Harvey happened could be spiritual. I’ve always believed religion and science go hand in hand. Like I’m pretty sure Cane and Able were involved in brontosaurus racing. Cane, being the bad boy, was likely a racketeer bookie and Able, as the little brother was probably a jockey. We all know how that ended—at least for Able, not the brontosaurus's. My point is that sometimes science (evolution) and religion (the Bible) merge into disastrous results. In the case of Hurricane Harvey it could be that this crazy world is losing its soul. Our souls are being eclipsed by intolerance, selfishness and insanity. Maybe we needed Harvey to bring out the godliness in people. A soul-stice.

We lived in Houston during Hurricane Ike and saw first hand the compassion and benevolence it brought out in people. The goodness of rescuers subjugated the hooligan scum like the moon overshadowed the sun during an eclipse. For a long while people actually loved their neighbors leaving a visible afterglow in their souls. I’d call it pure religion. And science.

Hang in there Texas. The soul majority of this nation is at the very least praying for you.