For one brief moment, three celestial bodies lined up to create a natural phenomenon that for many will be a once-in-a-lifetime experience. For those few moments, millions of people were focused on one thing. They were not involved in hate speeches, history revision, wars, political upheaval, and intolerance. Their attention was directed toward the wonders of the natural universe.
If that power of focus could be directed toward more positive activities in the world, what a world it could be. We were all looking up. "Up" is such a positive word. "Down" is such a negative. We can be down in the mouth, feeling down, down on ourselves, down on our politics, down on our neighbors, and down on our personal situation.
If we can just focus on up, positive things will happen. When things look down, just look up for answers and a positive outlook.
Lebanon (Aug. 22)