Yesterday the world was treated to the lunar eclipse of the century. When we say “of the century” we mean it was the longest eclipse for over a hundred years. Not that it lasted a hundred years, but it lasted almost two hours and that won’t happen for another century. When we say the world, we mean everyone except us, because the whole eclipse happened during the day for North America. So, we couldn’t see it here.
Even so the eclipse got us thinking. Dare we say it even got us hoping?
The world stopped yesterday to watch the sky. Close your eyes and imagine…wait read this first, then close your eyes and imagine: a man in a blue business suit with white pinstripes watching the blood red moon rise over The Gherkin in London, a woman in a beige hijab looking into a telescope positioned under the muted shadow of the Burj al Arab, a young boy climbing the ripped corrugated steel roof of his family’s hut to soak in the vision of the darkened moon…
Looking to the stars we look beyond what things that divide to see the possibilities of a world united. It also causes us to look within ourselves.
When we look to the heavens, the greatness of it washes over us and we feel how small we truly are. Things that press against us, causing anxiety seem smaller still. It is the realization that universe inside us is so much less than the universe outside us.
In that moment of standing small under the stars, we can let go – just let go. In that surrender we discover that we have a place in the whole, a place and a purpose. We are no are longer small and certainly not insignificant.
We at Tabanero Cigars are looking to the future and are cultivating a global vision with our local cigar boutique. Stay tuned as we continue to grow.