The Last Transit

The transit of Venus across the Sun today felt different to me. Perhaps knowing its the last one I’ll see was a reminder of my limits. Right from the start, as a planet nearly the same size as Earth appeared but a dot on the face of the Sun, I felt small. As the minutes ticked by the dot slowly made its way across the Sun. As the hours went by the Sun disappeared low in the sky behind my trees. Venus was still crossing the Sun. One was reminded of the immense size of our star.