Amongst the roller coaster ride of 2020, there were a few moments of light. After getting accepted into the university, I was excited about the upcoming university life, but the pandemic’s impact forced me to explore different aspects of exploring my life. I am happy to share a few things that I enjoyed in 2020.
Mental health in 2020 was at a toss with the new approach towards university life. Hence, I found the comfort of expression through poetry. It helped me express myself through the semester and during the Christmas break alongside the binge-watching.
“The twinkling stars lit the night sky as I stood in the balcony, awaiting the light of reality. While I stood steady and aloof in the balcony with swishing thoughts, the world rushed around in the reality of portrayal. The ignorance and deception that encircled my daily life were appalling. The “material existence deceived countless people who surrounded me”; they were oblivious to a world beyond this existence. Earning it was the ultimate goal of life. The ongoing involvement in mutual sharing and caring often held an innate motive accompanied by counterfeit love and companionship. After all, the relations had a foundation of expectation – often masked by burgeoning void within.
Every being seemed to have transformed to a groaning gadget that awaited an algorithm to experience happiness. The comfort and luxury accompanied a harbinger of interminable loss to favor greed, envy, and hatred. The society was but a mirage of acceptance, faith, love, and tolerance…..
Perhaps being stranded in the desert of rigid standards and luxury was the destiny of a now dispassionate mind.”
Chasing the moon.
Although I am a student of life science, I am fascinated by the bizarre night sky. The beauty of moonlight is alluring against the backdrop of the twinkling stars. Every time I gazed at the moon, I felt like observing it with greater detail. And to pursue my passion, I decided to purchase a telescope (Celestron travel scope 70).
It is an affordable option to observe the moon and the rings of Saturn. Using the telescope, I observed different moon phases for a month (except the cloudy days). It was a magical experience that added a little light to the darkness of 2020.