Issue #8 Carl was right

Hola Everyone! It’s been a minute that I have written one of these, glad to be back!

How have you been? I can only hope that you’re well!

So a few days ago I was looking up at the saying, and I had this thought, what is the meaning of everything? I’m sure you have had the same a lot of times, I mean, a star, who emitted that photon so many years ago, thousands, perhaps hundreds of thousands of years ago, reaches the back of my eye, I mean, I don’t think that there is anything grander than that, a message, in the form of light, from a distant friend, spanning the cosmos, wandering next to planets, pulsars, quasars, and black holes, maybe even passing in proximity to another planet, having beings like us.

This all started 2 weeks back, were due to the heat of Nagpur, I started going up the rooftop each night and just laying there under the stars, I always loved watching the night sky, and I would have been an astrophysicist instead of a doctor if I had followed that passion. So, I spend my time from 9-11 over there, looking at the stars, it’s never enough for me. I am sure you all can relate.

We are smaller beings, with small minds, complex relationships, meaningless wars, over stuff we will never own, and the things we can never conquer, on a strange rock, navigating through the emptiness of this waste cosmos, which so full of life, yet seem so out of the grasp of creatures like us.

If I had to pick my favorite people on the history of our planet, Carl Sagan would surely make that list. There’s this quote by Sagan that I really love… it;’s about the image attached in the start of the newsletter, that small dot in that image is earth as captured by Voyager 1.

It goes something like this…

“Our posturings, our imagined self-importance, the delusion that we have some privileged position in the Universe, are challenged by this point of pale light. Our planet is a lonely speck in the great enveloping cosmic dark. In our obscurity, in all this vastness, there is no hint that help will come from elsewhere to save us from ourselves. To me, it underscores our responsibility to deal more kindly with one another, and to preserve and cherish the pale blue dot, the only home we’ve ever known.”

Anyhow, hope you have enjoyed reading some of my thoughts.

Please take care of your family and the ones you love.

Best,

Anuj Pachhel

Content I enjoyed this week
1) ZNMD songs
2) Exercising

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