Dear Dr Hawking,

If I could borrow your time for a moment.

As someone who is fascinated by the stars, by the infinite cosmos, all that way from the splendour complexity of galaxies and quasars, to the mischievous cheating of quantum mechanics, you inspired me. To learn. To grow. And to pursue a path of knowledge, everyday. I find myself fortunate to have many people in history whom inspire me, but I am undoubtedly touched by your universality.

There are names whom we hold dear in science, with the list exhaustive and debated.

Albert Einstein. Isaac Newton. Dmitri Mendeleev. Mary Curie. James Watson. Francis Crick. Maurice Wilkins. Rosalind Franklin. Alexander Fleming. Anders Celsius. Daniel Gabriel Fahrenheit. Jane Goodall.

However, one certainly lacking in divisiveness, was you You were iconic. You are iconic. You were wonderful.

An irrefutable example, of triumph by the mind, when the body fails you. A scientist, a physicist, a teacher, a student, an unstoppable force. You showed the world how a bit of stubbornness to the cause that is the universe, and positivity in the face of literal certain death, could go so far.

You fathered theories on how our universe concerns to conduct itself, and helped us understand our brief history of time.

There are certain people whom I am saddened for the world, when the opportunity for fresh adventures with them is revoked. And you were certainly one.

At the same time, I am humbled by the fact that you shared your knowledge, so that even in your passing, we are left enlightened. And we will persist. We will continue our pursuits.

In this life, work to leave some part of you left, when you pass. And you undeniably did this. The whole world over will remember your name, and as they share unique stories, and opinions with you in mind, we will be reminded that you never will truly leave us.

Thank you for your time, Dr Hawking.

See you among the stars.



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Dalriada Highlander

Attempting to understand the universe, and the place of consciousness within the uncertain nature of the universe.

6 thoughts on “Dear Dr Hawking,”

    1. Thank you so much for your kind words. Absolutely, please feel free to. Thank you for asking! A link back to the original article or perhaps even better the front page would be fantastic. Hope you’ve had a great start to your day so far!

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  1. Reblogged this on The Pradita Chronicles and commented:
    It’s a sad, sad thing to see people who have contributed so much to the society pass away. One such person passed away yesterday – Dr Stephen Hawking. I remember reading the news of his demise at 3 in the night and it shocked me because he had become synonymous with success inspite of his disability. The common man may not know what it was that he discovered but he did know the genius in the wheelchair who spoke in an odd voice. He seemed unconquerable by even death. But of course, what happened was inevitable. Death comes to us all. I wish though he had more years with us. Imagine the discoveries he could have made because he was hell-bent on using his time and his faculties to uncover the truths of the universe for the benefit of mankind. Throughout his life he showed us that life is worth living… every single minute of it!

    I found this blogpost that sums up what his genius meant to us all.

    R.I.P. Dr Hawking.

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