While we were swimming at the beach, our local fisherman returned from his day at sea. I joined with other villagers to drag his heavy boat up the beach (it is a routine neighborly gesture to help pull the boat ashore). I also purchased fresh fish from him which became my meal later that evening.
I went home, showered, changed clothes, and returned to the village with my cannister of glow stick bracelets. To make this day even better, I had received an email from NASA that the Space Station would fly over our village that evening, from 6:31 to 6:35 PM. My first federal job had been with the Business Management Division for the Office of Space Station at NASA. Thus, we often hold a Space Station watch party when it passes overhead, especially since the story about us was retweeted by the astronauts on board.
I had alerted the children at school, as well as told other villagers, and promised to give away glow bracelets to anyone who came out on the playing field to watch it with me. There were dozens of people who turned out to see it. The kids love those glow bracelets, even if they only work for one night. I especially enjoy when they attach them to their ankles and run around quickly—seeing the glow on their fast moving ankles catches your eyes even more than simply hanging on your wrist. The picture below just captures a fraction of these glowing lights which fascinate the children.