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Auld Lang Syne

I just realized today that one of my oldest friend does not remember me. I really can’t blame any of my old friends if they have forgotten me, because I have don’t remember many of them. Unfortunately, those I have forgotten seem to remember me, and those I remember have forgotten me, with a some exceptions. It is really strange that you those who influence you are the ones who forget you. I guess it may have something to do with the fact that in some way or other, there is an inequality, a yardstick by which we are measured in each others mind.

Meteors are small celestial bodies which are attracted by stars and revolve around them in a highly elliptical orbit. Many planets and other celestial bodies might influence them, but it is mostly the star that decides the orbit. However, their influence over the star in negligible, if at all it can be measured. Comparing my friend to the sun and myself to a comet would be a bit far-fetched; however a closer analogy would be the attraction between two planets. A planet the size of Jupiter would more influence over Earth than vise versa.

This is the 2nd time I am posting with the same title and the 2nd time I am posting this video in 3 different posts. I guess I just love this old Scottish poem.

Image from Jim Nix

About Sunil J

I write ideas that strike me, sometimes just to remember them later, and just once in a while, you might find something useful. :-)

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2 comments

  1. It is a classic song and even though I sometimes find it depressing, I appreciate the fact that many people still love it; especially in this day and age of rapid fire music.
    Best,
    Eliz

    • I guess it is a bit sad, remembering old friendship.
      Most people think it was written by Robert Burns; but he heard a Scottish shepherd singing it and also commented about the rich Scottish culture that was unknown to most of the world.

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