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Friday, July 5, 2024

Squirrel in love - giant leap !!

It was indeed a giant leap for the little Squirrel chasing its lady love !  - reminded of a song :  (heard this !)


Love is fine darling when you are mine; No sun no shine summer rain

Without you dear life is pain - When youre mine darling always fine

Its always dream ever green; See that screem oh my queen 

July 1969. It’s a little over eight years since the flights of Gagarin and Shepard, followed quickly by President Kennedy’s challenge to put a man on the moon before the decade is out.  It was only seven months since NASA’s made a bold decision to send Apollo 8 all the way to the moon on the first manned flight of the massive Saturn V rocket.  

On  the morning of July 16, Apollo 11 astronauts Neil Armstrong, Buzz Aldrin and Michael Collins sit atop another Saturn V at Launch Complex 39A at the Kennedy Space Center. The three-stage 363-foot rocket will use its 7.5 million pounds of thrust to propel them into space and into history. After one and a half orbits, Apollo 11 gets a “go” for what mission controllers call “Translunar Injection” – in other words, it’s time to head for the moon.  

Three days later the crew is in lunar orbit. A day after that, Armstrong and Aldrin climb into the lunar module Eagle and begin the descent, while Collins orbits in the command module Columbia.  On 21.7.1969 at 10:56 p.m. EDT Armstrong is ready to plant the first human foot on another world. With more than half a billion people watching on television, he climbs down the ladder and proclaims: “That’s one small step for a man, one giant leap for mankind.”  

Moving away that English song was from Tamil movie ‘Thava Puthalvan’ starring Sivaji Ganesan and KR Vijaya,  directed by Muktha Srinivasan released in 1972.  The Tamil words that follow would be :   

நான் ஒரு காதல் சந்நியாசி...  நாளொரு மேடை என் ராசி....  

The movie released on 26.8.1972 ran full house for 100 days ! – this song set to the music of legend MS Viswanathan was written by Vaali & Randor Guy and sung by LR Easwari & Ajit Singh !   

The hero Sivaji is one afflicted by Night blindness [மாலைக்கண் நோய்] also known as nyctalopia  where people have trouble seeing in dim or dark settings. It can happen if eyes have trouble quickly adjusting to changes in brightness or have issues with detecting light.  Night blindness is a symptom of other conditions, not a disease on its own. It’s possible with a wide range of conditions that can affect different parts of  eyes.  
Interesting !
With regards – S Sampathkumar


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