Of late I’ve been so busy at work that didn’t get the time to do anything else. Today waiting for something hence the time to “pen” a few words.
Yesterday night, there was a rare celestial event – Mars being visible so close to the moon. I am so glad that I have this great camera that can take decent pictures of the night sky.
I am not sure if it’s the effect of the closeness of Mars to the earth, that I was getting a little more temperamental than usual (I’m an Arien, for those who didn’t know until now, which is rules by the planet Mars as per astrology/mythology/…).
Whatever the reason may be, yesterday I was feeling angry at a lot of things since morning and by the afternoon I was in such a sullen mood that I decided to return home early and calm down before I say things which I shouldn’t.
So after reaching home, I chatted a little with my neighbor about all sorts of things except work, we had some tea and I felt a lot better. Talking with a friend really works wonders. Thank God for people who can bring a smile to the face, however bad the mood is!
Thereafter, I connected to the office network for completing some pending work. I am convinced now that with a calm mind, things that don’t appear to have any solutions before, start looking a lot less intimidating.
Then there was a plan for a team outing and the colleagues asked if I could join them, then they’d pick me up from home on the way. I agreed and we went to a restaurant called Samarkand. The theme is Afghani (though Samarkand is a city in Uzbekistan 🙂 ). This restaurant is on Infantry Road, near Commercial Street. It’s non-vegetarian food is quite famous. I’d been there abut four years back and didn’t relish the vegetarian stuff then. So this time I was a little reluctant when the colleagues had decided on this place but it was a pleasant surprise that even the vegetarian dishes were quite good this time. Only spoiler was a piece of chilli that I’d chewed by mistake and then had sugar, sweet chutney, ice cube, water – one after the other in a desperate attempt to put off the chilli-fire on my tongue! After a while it was soothed and then again I could start getting the taste of things :-).So amidst laughter, good conversation and generally cheerful atmosphere, we had our dinner and the evening was well spent.
Now when I reached home, then I remembered that it was the 27th of August and a friend had forwarded a mail few days back with the information of Mars getting very close to earth. The mail also mentioned that the next time this would happen in the year 2287! So I immediately grabbed my camera and went to the terrace to capture the moment. So as you can see below, there is a spherical object near the moon – that’s Mars! You can see bigger pictures by clicking on the link here
That’s all in a day’s work..until the next story..