My total(ity) moment.

I just experienced a totality I will never, ever see again in my lifetime. I knew it was coming for a long time now, and as excited as I was to finally see it, I was more emotional than I thought I would be. I stared right at it, as protected as one can be to avoid long-term effects. I was expecting to cry; I was surprised by the rush of sadness, joy, fear and nostalgia hitting me, all at once. Maybe this is what happens when you drop your only child off to college. First year for her. First and only time for us as a family. Every emotion under the sun. Totality. With an only, all of our firsts are also our lasts. That's great for getting things over with, or for quickly advancing to a next