In the US today there is much discussion of the eclipse. I am not along the totality (which somehow sounds incredibly dire and science fictiony even though I recognize it is exactly the right word). But it is interesting when the world, the universe really, does things that are both perfectly normal and outside of our normal day to day existence. It has created memes, changes to traffic and tourism, and a lot of discussion about looking or not looking at the sun.
I hope no one accepts strange potions or plants today, but if you do, well, here's hoping they make a great movie or musical about you.