‘♦♦♦♦ Twinkle twinkle little star
How I wonder what you are ♦♦♦♦’
Big bright diamond specks,
Wow look mom so many stars above our house,
Poor neighbors, the sky so empty and dark on their side,
Is it a constellation? Maybe……….shit I should have paid more attention in the geography class,
But the stars so big, so bright, so shimmering,
Is it changing colors? Is it really wildly flickering from red to white?
Maybe………..its the atmospheric refraction due to high moisture in the sky, that’s giving the optical illusion of changing colors and since red is the light component with longest wavelength so that is the light we see with naked eyes from such far distance…….yes this much I had studied in Physics.
But have I grown taller or the stars appear much closer…..much closer to the horizon?
But who cares? They are stars and they’ll twinkle,
Look another plane. Nothing new ofcourse,
There’s an airport nearby…..so most of the planes go over our house,
Fine….plane moving and moving…..but why is it moving in a triangle?
Lost its way?? Omg is it going to crash on top of our neighbor’s house??
Its moving and moving and then stopping and then again moving.
Go home plane, you are drunk.
From where did that red dot appear in the sky?
Is it a tower? Yes towers look like red dots at night coz you can’t see their metal body,
But there wasn’t any tower above that coconut tree,
WOHHHH red dot moving!!
Like what the hell is going on??
Red dot vertically going up and then horizontally moving,
Bless my stars, why are the stars moving now??
Stars which were being all starry, glittering and flickering on the sky suddenly moving??
What are these??
Two stars parallely moving and red dot going in between them, very slowly.
Are these planes? What kind of plane stays stagnant in the sky and then again moves? And they look like freaking STARS!!
Are these satellites?? But satellites don’t look like stars?
New kind of satellites? Spying on the country?
Shit what was that green flash in the sky??
Enough! said mom, ‘Its getting creepy!!’
We lock the roof and go down,call dad and again come back up,
Nothing happening for a while,
Why aren’t they moving??
Did we imagine it?
Or can the ‘STAR PEOPLE‘ see us and thus stopped moving.
We waited for 30 minutes. Dad said we had only watched planes.
So we prepared to get down from the roof.
Then suddenly a star appears from nowhere,
Does a parabolic move in light speed and disappears.
We halt!! Yep totally not a plane!!
But How is this even possible?
Then some planes appear. Atleast that’s what they look like in the dark,we could only see the blinking lights.
Thank god!! Something normal atlast!
Wait two planes moving parallely now?
Shit when this that 3rd plane appear?
This one going in between the two planes?
What’s wrong with the world today?
Since when do commercial planes move so close to eachother?
That also criss-crossing eachother!!
This is so so messed up!!
This can’t be happening!!
If these aren’t stars why can’r the airport catch them in their radar??
Are these things advanced enough to make their ‘ELECTROMAGNETIC FIELD’ invisible??
I tell dad to ‘Pleaseeeeee buy me a telescope!!‘,
He says that he’ll think about it.
We come down from the roof,
I immediately start googling.
Turns out that there are other people in the world who had exactly the same ‘OPTICAL ILLUSION’ about stars,
Rest of the night I spend looking at the sky from my bed room.
But since most of the stars were concentrated above out house,
No star was visible from my bed.
Maybe these ‘SPECIAL STARS‘ appear only during the monsoon time,
When the sky is all cloudy…….and all stars hidden from view,
Even though today the sky was exceptionally clear,
Maybe that’s why we got to see Stars going crazy,
Next morning……’Wow last night was a dream!!‘…..
Did we really see all those?
Maybe they were just planes,
But what about the Stars that were moving?
That night all of us were again at the roof,
Including our cook 😉
The weird looking stars still there, flickering madly from red to white,
But nothing moved.
There went away my dream of the Telescope!!
Move move stars move!!
Planes soaring high, few of them a bit weirdly…….but they pretty much looked liked planes………….
But the stars didn’t move, what a joke!!
Was everything just an illusion? All of us had only an illusion?
Another small illusion in this big mysterious world.
The stars still sparkled…..flickered…..big bright dots of diamond,
Specks of magic, mystery and a lot of beauty.
‘♦♦♦♦ Up above the world so high,
Like a diamond in the sky ♦♦♦♦’
Anyways I made this whole thing up. Any reference to any person living or dead, in this planet or some other planet is purely coincidental……….or not 😉 :p haha!!
My post is also part of the ‘3 Day Quote Challenge’ and ‘5-5-5 Photo Challenge’.
Aquileana nominated me for quote challenge. He writes the most interesting Greek Mythologies. Accompanied by some apt and beautiful poems and some of the most rarest historical and mythological quotes. Its always thrilling to read his blog!!
Anjali Dhawan also nominated me for quote challenge. I’m one of her biggest fans over here. She an amazing cook. All her cooked dishes looks delicious and tastes yummy. Good food alert!!
Rajiv Chopra nominated me for the photo challenge. He clicks the most interesting pictures and writes some of the most unique poems and stories. Always thought provoking!!
I’m very grateful to them to think of me for such amazing challenges. So many wonderful posts around here from such talented people…….I feel very honored to take part in the same platform.
All the blogs I mentioned above are some of the most compelling blogs here. A trip to them will most surely be an amazing experience.
I get very confused regarding nominations. Its just so difficult to choose!! So I’m skipping the step for now. Someday I’ll just do a blog dedicated only to nominations.
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