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Helios took an old shoe box, and Venus helped him build a pinhole camera with white paper to catch their images, and a pierced film of tin foil as the aperture, and she held the tape, tearing off pieces of just the right size.
The kids across the street were too confused by the couple's behavior to point and laugh as the two of them by turns stuck their heads in the box, waiting for signs of a cosmic event, with cool stars flattened under their feet, like grass at the park.
Their camera’s image was too small; actually seeing Venus’s image crossing him was beginning to seem inconceivable, so Helios fashioned a hasty long tube version of their pinhole camera to give them a larger image, and again Venus held things in the right places and fastened them as he needed.
By then the whole event had reached Australia; Helios was disappointed to not have seen the two of them, privately (with their own homemade camera), but in a grownup manner that is in some way sadder than that of a child’s. She followed Helios indoors to witness what NASA had to share.
Venus made him a sandwich, and sat on the floor near his feet, reminding him that she will always be closer to him than the Earth could ever be, and that she is in constant transit of him, if viewed from the right perspective.