If I have to explain, you wouldn’t understand. If you already understand, nothing I can say will matter. It’s like having kids, or riding a Harley, or being in love. It just is – and you just have to believe.
The author of this site has personally seen 13 total solar eclipses, and for the majority of them, he was traveling with at least one individual who had never before seen a total eclipse. In each case, descriptions of the wonder of totality were shared prior to the event – and in every case, the eclipse newbie returned to him after the eclipse was over, saying “Your description wasn’t even close – the eclipse was MUCH better! When’s the next one?!”
May you have as wonderful an experience as this!