The nitrogen in our DNA, the calcium in our teeth, the iron in our blood, the carbon in our apple pies were made in the interiors of collapsing stars. We are made of starstuff – Carl Sagan.

The only reason I’d carried my DSLR on this trip, was to see the night sky through its lens. Sure, I’ve captured the milky way earlier, but there’s nothing that challenges you like the spiti night!!! Waiting on bulb mode, for your camera to capture that glint which was emitted millions of light years ago may seem like a futile exercise to many. Especially when the temperature outside is dipping to -3 degrees and you are on a lightless, building rooftop without heating. In some way, I think though, that star gazing mimics us in life. Don’t we try to hold onto things, relationships, situations long after they’ve passed, failing to acknowledge that the light we’re actually seeing was emitted a long while ago. On that star spangled night, I was gently reminded by the night sky to make NOW brighter, and not hold onto the light trails of the past. Nature does speak to us, you know. If only, we listen 😊

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