For at least two minutes Monday, Americans pushed their differences aside and shared a non politicized moment together.
It took an once-in-a-lifetime astrological event, but we will take it as a good sign for things to come.
We loved seeing downtown Fort Worth’s sidewalks filled with people, eager to experience something extraordinary as they clustered on street corners.
There weren’t any arguments about politics or exasperated commentary on current events. It was mainly laughter, solar eclipse questions, telling people not to look at the sun and “Game of Thrones” reactions for a small, yet significant, moment out of a busy day.
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As the eclipse hit its peak, strangers shared solar eclipse glasses and huddled around pinhole contraptions to get a glimpse of history.
It was peaceful moment, and we hope the first of many.
The solar eclipse event shows us that unity can exist in this tumultuous year. That we don’t have to be angry all the time and just enjoy people’s company.
We should continue to find more of these moments and savor them.