Dillard anticipated the cloud covering the bright sun to be a moment she would remember. As she watch the clouds move rapidly toward the sun she must have been tense, her muscles tightening as she brace herself for her first total eclipse.
"He believed that we could only understand ourselves through intuition, a process that required lots of introspection, lazy days contemplating our inner connections."(78) Meaning that each person must understand themselves they must follow their first mind; don't second guess themselves. Having the ability to think quickly, having the insight of your own mental process requires is needed.
Therefore, Dillard also displayed intuition, she knew that this total eclipse would have a profound meaning in her life.