This morning, I took Rusty out through the back gate only to notice dark clouds forming quickly, bolstered by the strong gusts of wind. Then I led him back home via the front gate. Naturally he was reluctant but the thunder-fearing dog had no choice when the rain started pelting down. It was his shortest walk ever!
Of course the rain must have dampened the spirits of many, especially those eclipse watchers. While driving to work, I felt the sky darken briefly at around 8.45am. For a moment, it felt like 7.30pm. That must have been due to the eclipse but the sun was hidden behind the clouds anyway.
On the way to school, YK and I were discussing about the solar eclipse. Teenagers like him are skeptical about how the energy of an eclipse can affect one's well-being. To them, it's all about science.
What's interesting is how we're able to banter about such things now. Just not too long ago, they were little kids and all we did was discuss about dinosaurs and caterpillars.
He's afraid of needles and is nervous about getting his Hepatitis jab today. It's mandatory for him as he will be handling blood specimens in his studies. I assured him that it will not hurt one bit. In fact, he didn't even cry when he got his shots as a baby.
Surely it can't be as painful as giving birth to him!