Shoot your shot, I mean star!


He wanted to own that toy car right from the moment he had set his eyes on it but he knew they couldn’t afford it. At night as he sat by the window counting the number of vehicles that passed on the road below he saw the shooting star and wished for that car…

She had seen her child’s eager and wistful eyes as he saw the car. The inability to fulfill her child’s unsaid wish sliced her heart. So as she sat in balcony crying the silent tears she saw the shooting star and wished her child gets all the happiness in the world…

He knew they were right. Each word they uttered showed their care and concern, he should have had a secured job by now. And yet he had been a jerk and yelled at his parents for pressuring him. While he mulled over these events sipping his drink outside the bar, he saw the shooting star and wished that he cracks the interview tomorrow…

It had been an easy banter, the kind they always had. They always made fun of each other but this time the reactions weren’t that civil. There are misunderstandings. She saw the shooting star as she strolled the park and wished that they would always be the best friends they are…

He knew his time was ending. This disease was eating him up slowly, each day getting even more painful than the last one. Yet when he saw the shooting star from the window beside his bed he wished for some more time just so he could still wake up to see his wife’s smile to have him alive..

Not a day had passed when she wouldn’t have thought about her daughter, about what she could be doing, how she looked. She had no choice but to send her off to orphanage lest her in laws would have killed the girl child. As she waited for her husband to return she saw the shooting star and wished for her daughter’s happiness…

He had practiced it well, he knew he could crack it. He wanted that proud smile on his parent’s face as he got the prize. He sat revising the answers again and that’s when he saw the shooting star wishing he’d win the quiz competition tomorrow…

I know a pretty random post, don’t know how and why i wrote this. But it propped up in my mind as i read about the shooting star. Of all the explanations i read about the shooting star, this one seemed very interesting and sweet to me:
Legend has it that wishing upon a shooting star makes the wish come true. It is believed to have originated in Europe, when Greek astronomer Ptolemy, around AD 127-151, wrote that the Gods occassionally, out of curiosity, even boredom, peer down at the earth from between the spheres, and stars sometimes slip out of this gap, becoming visible as shooting or falling stars. Since the Gods are already looking at us at such a time, they tend to be more receptive to any wishes we make! One more interesting thing i came across is that in Chile when you spot a shooting star, you must pick up a stone in the same moment, while making a wish. If you’re in the Phillipines, you must tie a knot in your handkerchief instead!

At the end it all comes down to your beliefs! No harm in trying i say!
Oh and also, always keep a wish handy, you never know when you might just witness the shooting star! 

27 thoughts on “Shoot your shot, I mean star!

  1. Oh wow, Pooja, I loved the glimpses into the life and struggles of so many people. You have written this so beautifully. Great job! I didn’t know that was the story behind the wish upon shooting stars. I have never seen one though

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  2. Wow!!! What a stunning write, I love this unique post! And your last note at the end is so truly said…all does depend on our beliefs!! Spectacularly done, my friend! Your posts always are a treat to read 🤗

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  3. I love this story, dear Pooja. There is much life in your lines. Deep anguish, remorse, yet there is also resilience and hope, beautiful. Ah, and we both wrote about the sky today! How lovely that is, my dear friend. ❤❤

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    • Haha, it is amazing how different ways can sky be seen in right? It is so vast and everyone has their perspective! Thank you dear Jeff! There must always be hope, I have learnt that from you 🙂

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      • Yes! So much to see, and we all see it differently. Is beautiful. Awe, that is the kindness comment, dear Pooja. My heart is full here. You’re most welcome; and thank you, my dearest friend. ❤❤


  4. Absolutely beautiful post. Loved all the amazing references you used here to portray the idea of wishing on a shooting star. I haven’t had the opportunity to witness a shooting star yet, but whenever I get to see it, I sure will keep a wish handy!

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