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95% is Not 100%!

Total Eclipse of the Sun

By Laura DePacePublished about a month ago 1 min read
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Photo taken by author, Tupper Lake, NY 4/8/2024

95% is Not 100%

By Laura Brady DePace

“The Total Eclipse is coming soon!

We can’t see it here, though

We can only see 95%.”

Close enough.

“No it isn’t!

95% is not 100%!”

“We can go here:

This spot on the map

Called Tupper Lake, New York.”

It’s 5 hours away!

“I know.

Will you go with me?

I’ll drive.”

You want to drive

5 hours

To get another 5%?

“Yes!

95% is not 100%.”

Are you sure?

Are you sure it’s worth

A 5 hour drive?

“Yes.

95% is not 100%.”

Is it really that important?

Does it really matter?

Yes.

Yes it does.

So we drove.

And drove.

Through tiny towns.

Through miles and miles of

Nothing but miles and miles.

5 hours.

We sit in a field

With thousands of others

Who also thought

It was worth it.

“Here we go!”

It is

Awe-striking

Humbling

Inspiring

Exciting

Terrifying

Ominous

Radiant

Unbelievable

Phenomenal.

It is

The most moving

Soul-touching

Magical

Extraordinary

Once-in-a-lifetime

Moment

I have ever experienced

In a lifetime full of

Amazing experiences.

Is is

Absolutely

Worth it!

Because

As a wise man said,

“95% is not 100%.”

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About the Creator

Laura DePace

Beaches and mountains, quiet forests and sleepy gardens, stormy nights and sunny days, full moons and starry skies, sunrises and sunsets. Joy, sorrow, love, and life. These call to me, and I wish to tell their stories.

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  • Andrea Corwin about a month ago

    You are a person of my own thoughts and heart! A younger me.

  • D. A. Ratliffabout a month ago

    It was worth it! What a great poem!! I love how it flowed and how the build up was worth it!!! Well, done!

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