Per NASA (1999 data), in the last 5,000 years, the Earth has experienced 11,898 eclipses. 3,173 have been total. Enjoy the eclipse event but avoid letting it Y2K your life. It is a very noteworthy natural event that is part of life in our solar system. However, never let the repetitive nature of a naturally reoccurring event dull you to the possibility of something special God has planned. Cynicism is just as blinding as naivety. This eclipse is an opportunity to look to the sky and praise the One who created its beauty and wonder.