(CNN)CNN Opinion is curating tweets from our contributors and other observers who are watching the total solar eclipse.
Who knows how much of the human imagination was sparked by total solar eclipses eons ago? It's the 400:1 ratio that makes math into poetry.— Laurence Tribe (@tribelaw) August 21, 2017
They say best place for eclipse is tiny Makanda IL, longtime home of the late Sen. Paul Simon, one of my mentors & a truly great American!— David Axelrod (@davidaxelrod) August 21, 2017
As darkness spreads across much of America, remember that after all seems plunged into night, the light shall return. It always does.— George Takei (@GeorgeTakei) August 21, 2017