A Sky without stars ( Literal version)

One of my favourite hobbies is looking at the sky, especially the night sky. But now the sky has fewer and fewer stars day by day just like the human race has fewer and fewer stars ( good humans ). It’s due to the light pollution caused by various light emitting devices that are extensively used in cities. But obviously these lighting devices are indispensable to our daily lives and thus we can do nothing about it. Yet it is necessary to safeguard at least some areas so that the children of today can also see the light of nature that fill the skies like the infamous rhyme ‘Twinkle Twinkle little star’ fill their minds.

Most of us live in cities enclosed by buildings all around with continuous honks that wake us from our dreams. In cities now, if you have found peace it would usually mean you have stolen it from others ( not generalizing). To not have buildings cluttered with every step you take and to not hear honks that leave you deaf in a world that’s already reluctant to listen, to have that kind of peace is a luxury, a luxury of the richest and the luxury of the poor. Seen a village around ? It must be more calm than the cities that grow and thrive. Me? I have never really lived in a village. I live in a place that is beautified by lights from houses that tower one above the other and the reflections from the many glass coverings of huge buildings that hide within itselves people who hide within themselves ( at least some of them). So clearly there are a vast number of differences on this land but we have got so engrossed in it that we have lost the stars in the sky above that unite us all. Literally.

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  1. Wow, I was thinking these exact same thoughts a few days ago. Having stayed in Mumbai, I have never been able to see the stars and the Milky way in the night sky as those pictures taken by people which I see on instagram! I was wondering how my next vacation would certainly be to a place, where I could lie beneath the night sky and soak in the glorious view of the visible star studded sky. That last statement in this post just hits home and I can feel exactly what you mean! Great post, loved it 🙂

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  2. theaestheteartist September 4, 2016 — 3:41 pm

    This is absolutely amazing❤

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