As a young lad, I was no different from other boys and therefore any little time I got between chores or school was utilized the way boys knows best – playing. But when night came, I would freeze, and overwhelming fear would grip me that I would never dare leave my mother’s presence – following her every step until I fell asleep. I could hold dear my mother’s assurance that at night when I am deeply asleep, there’s a friend who watches every move I make and is there just to protect me and therefore I can never be harmed. The friend was introduced to me as a no deity, or it was; but I could be taken outside at night on several occasions when the sky was clear, and while outside, I could observe with awe the beautiful shining sparkles of the heavenly objects.
Since then, something ignited my passion for astronomy and I grew to like everything that could relay any information about the cosmos.
At some point, I drifted away from my passion for the skies when too much mathematics made me calculate a lot to do with defying gravity but my love for space could not be put aside forever.
I thought I could control this passion if I read more on astronomy and so I took a different course and started reading biographies. From Isaac Newton to Nicolas Copernicus to Galileo, I have tried to feed my love for the skies by reading the life stories of this great men and women. But the more I opened pages the more I found I wanted to know more – and more I read, libraries I visited, journals, the internet and wherever until I came to the end of the road.
Where do I go from here? I have read and written about Fast Radio Burst and I think even to humans, something closer to FRB occurs sometimes somewhere in their subconscious mind. And it occurred to me, I tried to find out the source of my thought FRB which was not fruitful, but it finally led me to somewhere. I had swallowed much stuff about astronomy and now was the time to share what I knew, what was of interest to me and fellow astronauts.
I knew I was cornered at first, but again I knew it was the right thing and the only thing left for me to do after getting to the end of the road – because there must be a way out at the end. And true to my mind FRB, the fulfilment I get when I write about the happenings in space is second to none.
The restlessness is gone, my joy is back and I feel I am living my purpose at last.
With my passion and acquired wisdom in astronomy, writing has helped open new frontiers of possibilities. I feel settled and ready to contribute to the world of astronomical science. And I am happy to connect with my predecessors, enthusiasts, and bloggers all who share in space science writing and who are doing everything to pass knowledge to the generations to come.
Make this blog then, your astronomy-friendly blog.