Imagine yourself in the place of a bug you captured while strolling around the park. It must be clueless as to what happened to it. How the soft sunshine it roamed in freely turned into total darkness. More so, imagine a bug that’s born in the palms of your hands and stays there for its entire life. Its horizon would be the crease between your hands. That’s us on the earth floating through space. All we have known is black. Since the beginning of time, we have been surrounded by this black envelope and nothing beyond. We seem to know so much about the universe but still it seems like nothing compared to all the unanswered questions we have about this universe. The birth of it for example, it’s just a theory. The bug doesn’t know what happened before its birth. How the palms came around it. He can only imagine what must have happened. That’s exactly what our situation is. The bug will never know what lies beyond the envelope of your hand, if there is anything beyond it in the first place. Again our situation is no different. We don’t know what lies beyond the edge of our universe. We don’t even know if anything lies beyond it at all.
Our universe lies vastly unexplored. But we are lucky to be born in this generation. We are born at the starting line of this race towards knowledge, about our world and this mysterious yet fascinating black envelope.
AVM BANDRA WEST