So we all witnessed the Solar Eclipse today! Din we?
Well if you are shaking your head in disagreement, then you missed something. I know an eclipse happens every year and its not like you have missed a life-time opportunity. But still think of it in this way, supporting such a thinking process how many eclipses you must have missed in your lifetime.. The simple thing is one should always try and enjoy whatever happens around…
Btw…I am loading you with so much of philosophy only because I witnessed the Solar Eclipse this time…and now that I have witnessed it, I will simply ignore the umpteen number of times I have missed it. But that only because its me.. 😛 (I should stop before someone hits me!)
The eclipse looked amazing. The sun was partially covered when I witnessed it but I could see the ring forming. It looked so divine and all of a sudden my imagination took me through several movies where they show an eclipse…I imagined myself standing in the deserts of Egypt…in a different era and the Eclipse will open doors to many a hidden secrets! But it din take me long to come back to reality thanks to the only UV glasses being shared among everyone at my Office! They wanted the glasses…. 🙁
Having lost the chance to go ahead with my imagination I walked away. Well that wasn’t the only reason – my stomach was grumbling, telling me…”Dude, it’s lunch time. Better fill me up or I can torture you with my super fumes(gas)!” I couldn’t ignore that threat and headed to my regular luncheon. The cafeteria was surprisingly quite peaceful and not at all crowded. It did not strike me before I took my food and gulped in some of it, that it’s an old ritual that one should not eat during a Solar Eclipse! But that din make me stop eating….c’mon don’t make faces! Yes, I am a foodie..
I do not understand why is it that one shouldn’t eat anything while an eclipse is in progress! People online on various social networks like Twitter, Facebook seem to be wondering the same thing without actually been able to pin-point the reason. Surprising, that we follow a ritual just because its being followed for years. I did find some answers related to how the UV rays are harmful and damage food but they din convince me. Come on…its not like the food will prepared after the eclipse or the food will let go the harmful rays they have absorbed later on…
So the question that comes is why we follow something when we are not aware of the reason? I have nothing against our culture…I am just curious! Also, I don’t like anything coming between me and foood. 🙂
So do you have a convincing explanation??