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  • It was in the early evening, but already dark. I was jogging on a seldom used stretch of road near the air strip, and had just gone around a curve when I saw the moon. I had totally forgotten that there was to be an eclipse that night, but the bigger surprise was how it looked. It was a full moon, the eclipse had just started, and the entire moon had a fleshy, peach color that made me stop and just stare at it. Suddenly I was pulled away from the music, out of the daydreams, all the business in my head. I took my headphones off and there I was, alone in the freezing mountains, dead silence, just the moon and I. I could imagine an early ancestor, thousands of years ago, walking around this same hill, and suddenly seeing his first eclipse.
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