Friday, December 9, 2011
Luna and the Celestial Time
The Earth passes between the Sun and the Moon tomorrow morning making for a beautiful Lunar eclipse. The timing couldn't be more perfect, and for that I must thank the Celestial clockkeeper.
The eclipse will reach its peak at 7:34 A.M. tomorrow. We wake our campers at 7:10 A.M. They eat mass quantities of donuts, Gogurts, fruit etc and are ready to leave the cafeteria at 7:35 A.M. The timing is perfection. We finish eating, walk the younglings outside, let them gaze at the darkening moon then usher them straight back into the school and into the simulators to finish their missions. We couldn't have planed it better.
It is a good Overnight Camp. The campers are well behaved and for that we are always grateful. The only sound I hear comes from the staff bed down in the Odyssey. They are telling tales of simulated heroism and fantasy courage in the face of Universal Armageddon. It has been the same for 21 years, staff telling newer staff the stories of their trials and tribulations in the simulators. This person to person story telling becomes the oral history of the Center, passed from one generation of staff to another.
I've got a few Christmas Ideas from the Wonderland Emporium two blocks from the Imaginarium. I clipped these ads from the newspaper and thought to pass them along to you. We all have someone on our holiday shopping list impossible to shop for. Perhaps something advertised here will relieve your burden.