It always fills me with wonder to think about this little sequence of events, which happens everyday. My friend SVK, in Suva, Fiji, sees the sunrise, first. A little later , another friend of mine, Vinoo, who is in Thailand sees the same sun. A few hours later, me and all my friends in India, see the sunrise. After a while, Niall, Tim and all the others in U.K, see it. A few more hours, and then, my friend in the U.S (specifically New York—You know who you are!) ,Sue in New Jersey, Katherine in Virginia, experience it. After some more time, my other friends in the U.S, on the West coast (specifically California) see the very same sun rise .By this time, my friend in Fiji, is looking at the moon and the stars!! This cycle repeats itself with unerring regularity, day-in, day-out. It has been like this for centuries and it will thus remain.(Until the world ends or the sky falls on our heads as they say in the Asterix books!! I don’t know how many of you read Asterix. I simply love Asterix, Obelix, Vitalstatistix ,the druid, the magic potion and all of them!)
This is such a simple, small thing, which is really nondescript, yet I find it amazing when I think that we are all looking at the same sun, same moon and same stars that existed for centuries before us and will continue to exist for centuries after us. Something nice to ponder about.