I took Greek as my foreign language in high school. Now, it’s all a distant memory and doesn’t even help me order a good Greek salad. Boom.
But I was excited to learn (excited is probably a bit exaggerated) that the word television originates from a Greek word meaning far; and a Latin word meaning to see.
Somehow I felt that I should just throw that in after all the excitement yesterday during the eclipse. I did go out and look up with my official NASA- issued eclipse glasses. Sure it was exciting! But how disappointing, if you thought you were going outside to get an eclair… just food for thought. (see what I did there)
But I was very careful to make sure I never looked up. I took it seriously. Kinda like this:
Yes, I am on a roll. Of course, I might become a roll if I keep eating Nancy’s carrot cake. She brought her special carrot cake yesterday, because of my birthday last week. It was absolutely amazing. And of course, carrot cake is good for your eyes; which is important if you make the mistake of looking at the eclipse. See, everything ties together in the blog today!
Which brings me to the final thought on vision and seeing what is to be seen. I was at the hospital last week, visiting a family member. There was a “portly-looking fella” (yes, I am trying to be kind) who was walking around in a jumbo-sized (probably not kind?) t-shirt that read Trust me, I’m a lawyer.
Could he possibly have been a lawyer? Was he trying to solicit business? (In Virginia, you cannot solicit business in person. Plus, this guy certainly was in no shape to chase an ambulance. Just a thought)
And one final question: Do people hire lawyers in t-shirts?
I wonder what is in store for tomorrow? What will I see?
And for pic o’ day… here is some “legal humor”?
At the danger of causing you to not read this, I titled the blog More Eclipse because it feels like everywhere I turn, I see an article on the eclipse. Although, maybe we can’t get enough reminders that we can’t just walk outside today and look up at the sky “and take it all in”.
Of course, it seemed thematic to include this picture of Stevie Wonder taking a picture of a wax figure Michael Jackson. When you are blind, it’s a good sense of humor to have your picture taken… taking a picture of a wax figure. Right? Just sayin’.
So in keeping with that, here is an article from Apple News titled Here’s what happens if you look at the solar eclipse without glasses that starts out the first sentence with “In 1962, a teenager in Oregon named Lou Tomososki and a friend both made the mistake of looking directly at a partial solar eclipse without any protective eyewear.” I have to admit, this article and warning got my attention!
But on a lighter note about the eclipse, here is a story that truly happened last week in the Greenville County Courthouse, as forwarded to me by Angie in our South Carolina office. Apparently sent around by a local lawyer:
Best story of the Day. I was in General Sessions Court this morning and Judge Verdin was going through pleas. In the case before mine she asked the lady if she had adequate time to discuss her case with her attorney and she said “no”. The Judge paused and the lady said “I’m supposed to get 30 days in jail and this eclipse thing is a once in 100 years thing and I want to see it, I told my lawyer that and he said he wasn’t going to ask you about it”. Judge Verdin let her withdraw her plea so she could see the eclipse.
That’s all I want to write about the eclipse. Sometimes, it’s real easy to wonder if all the warnings are real… but apparently they are.
Speaking of real….