It was a party but not really a party;
we were part of something unique in our lifetimes but we were at our place of work
and not with those we usually celebrate lifetime events with – I’m thinking weddings, baby births, anniversaries, deaths.
We were adults at work but teachers and caregivers among a play group of young children and their parents.
The children had no idea there was something amazing and magical happening in the sky
and we couldn’t tell them to look up
so we kept going in and out of their play group
putting on our funny glasses
holding boxes with pin pricks in them
We couldn’t stop our chatter, we couldn’t stay at our desks, we couldn’t sit down.
It was truly something to behold
and delight in.
It was a party.