“You cannot look up at the night sky on the Planet Earth and not wonder what it’s like to be up there amongst the stars. And I always look up at the moon and see it as the single most romantic place within the cosmos.”
My earliest memory of the sky, was of peering through my windowsill, late at night, and hopping onto a spaceship of imagination; to get lost in the multitude of shimmering stars, amidst the darkness. There was something strangely calming and comforting, looking up, into the vast nothingness of space. Imagining the silence and beauty of how a moment — up there — might feel.
Clouds come floating into my life, no longer to carry rain or usher storm, but to add color to my sunset sky.
I never quite took to science fiction. And it’s something Basil could never really understand. Honestly, I’ve always thought, that science fiction stretched the realms of imagination — beyond the limits of present day logic. And yet, one could also argue, a thousand years back, an aeroplane could have been science fiction. Who’d say we’d sit in a hollow cylinder and glide through the clouds and manage to reach a point — far into the sky above and yet, close enough to earth below.
Look at the sky. We are not alone. The whole universe is friendly to us and conspires only to give the best to those who dream and work.
A.P.J. Abdul Kalam
More often than not, we tend to take ‘life on earth’ for granted. The fact we’re here, as a species, or even life as we know it. And when you look above, think of the cosmos, and the epic proportions of the inter-galactic bodies that can or cannot be seen by the naked eye — you know that every day, you’re privy to some of the biggest spectacles of the cosmos.
The next time you experience a blackout, take some solace by looking at the sky. You will not recognize it. Nassim Nicholas Taleb
What is it about looking above, that can make your forget of what you were thinking of? A bad day may not seem so bad after all. Perhaps, there’s something more to those powder puffs floating in space. What is it that they’re trying to say? Is it a sign? There’s hope as long as there’s a silver lining.
You don’t look out there for God, something in the sky, you look in you.
But what makes sky gazing much more than a trivial hobby ? The sky is the mirror to where and who we will be in the distant future. When water wars take over the earth, and the icebergs have melted; we’d have to look beyond our planet. Will we truly be able to go beyond the pages of our imagination and walk into reality of space travel? Set on journeys to discover and explore the outer reaches of our galaxy? Or will we perish, when our sun turns into a giant red ball of fury? The sky is a reflection of our future, whilst continuously reminding us of our past. Eventually, we will all turn into stardust. After all, that’s where we came from.