The Sun Is Also A Star


[This quarantine phase is why you need to stick to books all the very more, each book is a journey and the characters you read somewhere stays with you and maybe that is what you call a book hangover. Such is the hangover my sister has for this book. So moving forward with my sister’s reviews as I have taken the editing part for now. Just remember, we are here to take you to the start of the journey in the hope that you would continue.]

“Stars are important,” I say, laughing.
“Sure, but why not more poems about the sun? The sun is also a star, and it’s our most important one. That alone should be worth a poem or two.”

It is one of those books that revolves around a single day where-in the magnitude it holds to change the course of lives of the characters make up a whole book. Let’s meet the Jamaican born, Natasha who is facing immigration problems and is all ready to leave the country tomorrow but ofcourse, she has today-that one day for the magic to happen. So when she meets Daniel, a hopeless romantic and a poet, who is supposed to attend a interview for medical school. These two personalities strikes off immediately.

Natasha having a firm believe in logic as she needs to plan everything beforehand and she NEEDS to know each and every detail with logical reasoning, she has to figure everything out with science. That is all she knows.

Love is just chemicals and coincidence.

I am really not a girl to fall in love with. For one thing, I don’t like temporary, non provable things, and romantic love is both temporary and non provable.

And on the other hand, Daniel totally believes in the stars, not the astrological but the poetic, he believes in love and a world that is beyond science, a world where magic happens, where love can never be explained with logic, where poetry is as important as science.

We have big, beautiful brains. We invent things that fly. Fly. We write poetry. You probably hate poetry, but it’s hard to argue with ‘Shall I compare thee to a summer’s day? Thou art more lovely and more temperate’ in terms of sheer beauty. We are capable of big lives. A big history. Why settle? Why choose the practical thing, the mundane thing? We are born to dream and make the things we dream about.

So today is the day when logic gets to know poetry, when they give a chance to love, a love that’s meant to be or not is something you will be finding in the end.

“There’s a Japanese phrase that I like: koi no yokan. It doesn’t mean love at first sight. It’s closer to love at second sight. It’s the feeling when you meet someone that you’re going to fall in love with them. Maybe you don’t love them right away, but it’s inevitable that you will.

And then my sister said,”After reading this, I feel you really can’t judge anyone. Even the person who is sitting beside you in a train who is smiling reading a text or maybe frowning has more to tell than you can imagine.”

4 thoughts on “The Sun Is Also A Star

  1. I am a firm believer in love at first sight, but I do like ‘koi no yokan’ very much, it seems so much more practical.
    This is a hugely entertaining piece, thank you for visiting and following Sound Bite Fiction and thus enticing me here.
    PS A Thousand Splendid Suns is a work of art and a thing of beauty.

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