Friday, September 11, 2009

Star light.....Star bright.......

Star light,Star bright
The first star i see tonight
I wish i may
i wish i might
have the wish i make tonight







For almost 12 years of my life, i grew up chanting this every evening when i gazed at the sky and saw the first bright evening star. And for certain, i believed that the stars above granted me my wish each time.

Many years later, when i happened to leave late from office yesterday and while taking the regular path to the late shuttles parked near the gate, i happened to have a glance at the sky and seeing my good old friend twinkling in the night sky, i felt such a tug of nostalgia in my heart that even before i could stop myself, i was repeating the familiar old 'rhyme' and for the first time in many years, i was actually wishing that the stars would grant me my wish one last time.

Standing mesmerised in the middle of my office pathway is definitely not my idea of being nostalgic.

There was a time in my childhood when i used to run to the terrace of our high rise apartment complex, at exactly 6:30 in the evening and wait till the first star comes out,to shout out my wish. This was a routine every day for a very long time in my life.Gradually,with growing out of my childhood, i realised that i have even grown out of most things which made me happy.

The simple joy i got from seeing the night sky, the twinkling stars or the rain or the feel of the wind in my face, all these became memories of a distant past.Till yesterday evening, i had actually forgotten when was the last time that i gazed at the night sky and admired the full glowing glory!

But despite all the wisdom endowed on me by the increasing number of candles on my birthday cake, i still felt a great sense of happiness after standing for a minute and talking to the stars one more time..................for the wish i make tonight.......................

10 comments:

Akshay (Bunty) said...

I seem to do the same a lot of times nowadays...and you ask me why i spend so much time on the terrace :P

Actually i have taken a liking to Astronomy and am considering getting a telescope :)

TheGreatOne said...

At exactly 6:30? Err?! okay.

I dunno why, this blog reminds me of a scene from 'Kabhi Haan Kabhi Naa'. :)

But srsly, do u really need to wait for the evening to see bright stars? I can see stars even during the day! :-$

Deepthi Rajagopal said...

@aks - really? It's gonna be pretty difficult to get an MBA in astronomy :P.

@sounu dada - kabhi haan kabhi naa?Hmmm..must re-watch that movie again.I must get this copyrighted before they do :P!
And ya...now i can understand why i always thought u were a bright guy...its prolly all the twinkling stars above your head !

Ashwin Kumar B said...

12 years os a real loong time gal..

But all I am interested is in knowing What were you wishing for.... :o)

Cheers...

jo said...

I like that "office walk" part...
Great going!

Deepthi Rajagopal said...

@Aswyn...soon dear..very soon.They say never speak out wishes lest it dosent turn true..i will wait till mine comes true and then rest assured.. it might even feature as a post in my blog ;)
@jo ..yeah..i never realised it..but its actually nice to take a stroll in my office campus once the sun has set.. !

PP (Sreejith) said...

You did not answer my question about the images that you use in your posts? Do you create these yourself? Or you just download these?

Deepthi Rajagopal said...

@PP...well.it wouldnt turn out to be so good if i was creating the pics myself..its just the aftermath of a heck lot of googling. Though yes..some day i would love to use my own pics. Waiting till i get an SLR in my hand..if ever ;)!

Narendra Raghunath said...

I never knew you write so well...try to avoid "smsinglish"

If you liked Kite runner, watch "Kar Wai Wong" films...

now onwards will follow your write ups...

maman

Deepthi Rajagopal said...

@Nandru maaman: Thank you so much for the comments maama! That's indeed a great compliment for me!Real glad to know that you read the posts :) !