I have always admired the quote attributed to Eleanor Roosevelt: ‘Big people talk about ideas, medium people talk about events, small people talk about other people.’
I admire it because everything that happens in the universe is relative: big is only big when compared to small. Good is only good when compared to bad. Happy is only happy when compared to sad.
Well, today’s eclipse is the ultimate confirmation of the meaning of life. We are but a tiny piece of the planet, a planet that is so strong when compared to our weakness. It makes Donald Trump, who thinks he is so powerful and wonderful, look like nothing but a sniveling little ant that could get crushed at any moment.