The Total Eclipse

I am stationed in my driveway, listening to crickets. I have friends who are afraid the world may end tonight, but I have more important things to do. I want to know if a total eclipse effects how crickets sing. Do the slow down as the eclipse proceeds? Do they stop at totality? Do they even notice? Stay tuned!

9:12 pm

Totality is said to have arrived. A brief, unscientific poll of my local crickets shows them to be singularly unaffected by the events occurring across the face of the moon.

9:23 pm

As to another concern of my friends who fear the end may be coming soon, my crickets express no opinion. Some folks are still quite vociferously defending a flat earth, posting regularly new evidences of its flatness. But my crickets are like Sherlock Holmes when Watson told him that the earth rotated around the sun. “What the deuce is it to me? You say that we go around the sun. If we went round the moon it would not make a pennyworth of difference to me or to my work.” [A Study in Scarlet] So, regardless of how we are orbiting, or even if we are, crickets are going about their work this evening, quite unconcerned.

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