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Why hello, Sunday biscuits! It’s been a while. ...

My grandfather was a brilliant solar physicist who took the first photographs of the sun’s ultraviolet spectrum. We had thick glass prisms around the house when I was growing up, and countless large glossy photos of the sun, giant and pockmarked and mysterious. I’m sure he explained these shadows to us umpteen times. And I’m sure I nodded and mm-hmmed because I was so desperate for his approval.

But now I can admit the truth: My brain refuses to apply logic to the phenomenon of these crazy, gorgeous shadows that occur during an eclipse.

I prefer to imagine that they are, in fact, the most clear reflection of reality—and the rest of the time we’re only perceiving a pinhole view of the world.

Badminton, anyone? ...

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