Jacob Charles Wilson

✓✓ Read Receipts: Block out the Sun

I have only ever seen one eclipse, in Devon, 1999. The entire morning was spent in anticipation and, being by the sea, in drizzle and blinding fog. The moment of eclipse was barely perceptible, or perhaps my memory itself is clouded, because having read the recollections of people who for a few fleeting minutes have witnessed an unobscured total eclipse, who have felt the immensity and indifference of the universe, and who have reversed the cardinal rule, "do not look at the Sun", I cannot imagine anything more terrifying.