I know, I know. If you’re from my generation, the first thing that popped into your head is Bonnie Tyler’s song (“Once upon a time I was falling in love, now I’m only falling apart; there’s nothing I can do, a total eclipse of the heart…”). And if you’re anything like me, you now have a brain worm and that song will be in your head for the next week. You’re welcome.
That is not the source of my inspiration this month, however. On August 21, 2017, Western North Carolina is in the direct path of a total solar eclipse. The last time a total eclipse came even close was May 30, 1984 (thank you, Google), so we’re all a-twitter here in Asheville (though it won’t be total here, it’s not a long drive to get to Franklin, where it will be). I’ve even rescheduled my assistant, Kristen, so we both can have the time to stare into our eclipse viewers and awe at the wonder of it all.