Before the Eclipse
In 2016, my teenage son Matas, a budding astrophysicist, and I, bonded during a series of road trips during what he describes as a “…pretty low point in his life” as he combatted depression, anxiety, and suicidal thinking. Our conversations covered deep topics such as the cosmos, purpose of life, friendships, feelings of hopelessness, and God. During the day I used my 8x10” film camera while at night he gazed through his 10” Dobsonian telescope. America’s great west served as a backdrop for our father/son collaboration called, Before the Eclipse.