Monday, December 18, 2006

Sunrises, Moon and the stars.

This photograph was clicked by me, yesterday morning from my terrace. I love the beauty of sunrise. New day always brings new hope ,new joy, new beginning. I feel lucky to be able to experience and appreciate the very simple things in life that money can never buy.

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.

3 comments:

  1. Each day
    the burning sun sheds it light
    on those who deserve it
    on those who don't
    The beauty of nature
    is there for all to see.
    Yet how many of us take
    one second
    one minute
    to really see it,
    to mavel at out world.
    What a miracle it is.

    ty 15/12/06

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  2. Dear Ps:

    I know precisely how you felt about the sunrise - albeit in less romantic circumstances! I was in New York in April 2005 for a conference, and had logged on to our corporate instant messenger. Sometime around lunch, my colleague in Yamato, Japan wished me good night - he was turning in for the day. That was followed by a whole lot of folks in Bangalore and Pune, then my friend in the UK! Hours later, it was my turn; I remember the feeling of wonder that you did!

    On a related note, my institute IIM Kozhikode's on the Kerala coast. While on a stroll on the beach around midnight, one of my friends (a native of Dubai) was feeling a bit down, and confided that she was missing her folks back home. I pointed towards the sea, and told her that they were right "there", across the horizon! That sure perked her up! And I wasn't too wrong! :-)

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  3. i know its amazing :)

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