On Wednesday the high school kids gathered out on the parking lot and watched Venus cross over the sun. They wore paper eye protectors, and as usual when grown-ups are involved, the thrill of the moment was oversold. Kids were expecting some sort of galactic explosion and instead there was a tiny speck of shadow that some of them saw and others thought they saw and others weren’t sure. It made you wonder what else has been oversold. The joy of seeing Paris, France. The joy of seeing someone’s underpants. Maybe marriage is like this. You stand around with paper over your eyes and then it’s over and she says, Did you see it? And you say, I think so, I don’t know.
— Garrison Keillor