Stars

Gazing at stars on a Friday night can be quite interesting as I found out today. It took me into the past- to one of those days where the same stars seemed to be exactly where they were today- only they appeared much brighter in the past. And there was a small group of friends to talk about them back then. It is fascinating how, many things in life never change- but our perceptions so often do. Or atleast so with the stars, I guess.

I remember how vibrant and how excited they seemed back then. There appeared to be a hint of uncertainty but I was sure, they would be just fine. I thought, there was so much energy in them that they had the audacity to think they could brave the Sun, little knowing that at the break of dawn, all their foolish apparitions and dreams would be wiped off clean.

Today, they appeared much dimmer, less determined, apathetic. Perhaps experience had taught them what they had to learn – The Sun is so much more powerful. They are perhaps as uncertain as they ever were, but today the anxiousness appeared to have vanished – as though they were only going through the motions – that their fate is decided and that resistance is useless.


Reason often overcomes belief- often, they say. But then belief does not require reason, although reason, often requires belief. Time will take its course and what has to happen will happen- all that one can do is what one is supposed to do. But the stars dont seem to believe in this reasoning of mine. Can you tell them?

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4 Responses to “Stars”

  1. kowsik Says:

    The stars are the same, we can chose to look at them through fog, or through an over-lit city. The stars go through their motions, we go through ours. On a side note, back in IISc- on the library walk, if one looked up for stars, all that one would’ve got was crow-droppings.

    As Shakespeare summed it up, “Men at some time are masters of their fates: The fault, dear Brutus, is not in our stars, but in ourselves, that we are underlings.”

  2. riteshm Says:

    Good post. Conveys a lot.

  3. arpita Says:

    good one…made me think 🙂

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