The total eclipse that I always associate is that of the sun or the moon. The solar eclipse happens when the moon aligns directly between the earth and the sun, and since the moon is small compared to the earth and sun, it might not be seen everywhere, and is thus more rarely seen.
The lunar eclipse happens when the moon passes in front of the shadow of the earth, and therefore happens more frequently as seen from the earth. There was one last month as visible from Chicago, but I did not stay up to see it. Too bad!
But, the song “Total Eclipse of the Heart” seems to have an air of hopelessness about a love that has been lost. Like some of the other songs that I have written on, I cannot necessarily talk abut the love part of it, but I can talk about the hopelessness that I interpret from the song. In particular, the “heart” need not only refer to love, but also to spirit and fortitude.
Regardless of the life that a person lives, he or she WILL experience difficulties, trials, and tribulations. Some of these may appear to have an air of hopelessness, whether it be relationship trouble, a roadblock in work, a bad grade on a project, etc. However, it is important to “have heart”–even if the difficulty leads to a total eclipse of your heart (i.e. you’ve lost all hope on it), please recall that total eclipses are temporary–the moon or sun will soon reappear.
In some sense, whenever you enter a difficult situation, you must remind yourself that “the sun will rise tomorrow.” I have to remind myself of this at times when trying to struggle through my research, despite going from roadblock to roadblock. I can overcome it, and even if it appears hopeless, there has GOT to be a way!
Today is the one-hundred and twenty-seventh day of M.M.X.I.V. That makes eighteen weeks and one day.
היום עשרים ושנים יום, שהם שלושה שבועות ויום אחד לעומר
Today is the seventh day of the third round of M.A.P.L.E. That makes one week.