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Issue 30, July 31, 2017
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The Eye of the Sky

 


Once upon a rather odd night, a kid told me that the sky was asleep.

I frowned in bewilderment. Shrugging my shoulders, I inquired for details.

He said that the moon was simply the eyelid of the sun, and that the eye of the sky

          was closed. 

 

It took me some effort of imagination to comprehend where he was coming from.

I soon elaborated on his crazy idea by telling him that sometimes the sky fell asleep

in the middle of the day, just like he often did during math classes; I taught him this is

                     ‘a solar eclipse.’

 

 

                                                                                                                                    —L.C. Atencio