When I was younger I had an obsession with a certain cartoon called Hercules. I still don’t really understand what I loved about it. The whole Greek gods setup was fascinating to me then and even more so now. Maybe it was the mythology or the love aspect of it all but I was in love with this cartoon and quite frankly still am.
But one particular detail from it stayed with me from childhood up until now; The three bright stars in the sky. When I was younger and my Mum told me we were moving I always only requested one thing, that my bedroom window faced those three stars. So I could stare at them through the night whenever I wanted to. It was a small request compared to the obnoxious color ideas I would ask for so somehow the compromise was made. Am not a huge fan of astronomy or star science but these three stars have always been there for me. I have an endless list of memories and events that are infinitely tagged to these three stars (to say the least).
In the cartoon, it was believed that when the stars aligned, the titans would be released but in real life,(believe me I have waited for over 17years) they don’t really align. They just stay in their almost aligned positions. Over the years I would stare at them and request a sign like the three stars aligning as a go ahead but every time, nothing happened (silly me to thing nature can bend at my will). Sometimes the universe doesn’t respond, it just lets you figure somethings out for yourself because you have to learn.
Recently I came across a song called Orion’s Belt by Sabrina Claudio (great song BTW) and it made me do some research on constellations. Turns out the three stars are actually called the Orion’s Belt. Now am not an astronomer or anything so I don’t know much about anything when it comes to constellations and stars but learning about this really sparked something inside of me.
It’s always good to know that there’s always going to be something new to learn all through life. Even though we can’t learn it all, we might as well try. In a world 🌎 full of awe, this should be our ‘get by’.
Another part of this cartoon that stuck was how Hercules had to give up his opportunity to reunite with the gods and stay mortal on earth with Meg. That was just plain beautiful. As a child I always loved to sing the song of how she was in denial of her feelings. It was a pretty catchy song. Regardless, this is one of those old time favorite shows that I want to pass down to my children n so on. There’s a lot to learn from it.