Jan 11

Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star

Photo 225Stars have always been a favorite of mine. I don’t necessarily know when I looked up and saw that one star that changed the way I saw the sky, and I don’t know why it changed the way I thought of them, but I find myself loving them now more than ever.

They make me think of bigness, and dreams, and hopes, and love…the kinds of things that make my heart and my world expand. I think they’re magic.

I love their distance and how they still sparkle from millions and millions of miles away.

The way they shoot across the sky so fast that you’d miss it if you blinked. And I like to wonder where they’ve gone.

And I know there is science behind the stars, and though I respect the science of what they are and where they’ve gone and the approximate distance they are from us, and how big they really are…I don’t want to know those things. Really I don’t.

I want them to remain a mystery and a wonder to me. I want to look at them and marvel and smile and feel my heart quicken at the sky filled with so many sparkly diamonds I literally gasp.

I had a wooden brown box when I was younger that my dad gave me. Inside I kept special notes, the dolphin charm I got at the beach, the bracelet I bought in El Salvador, Indian Rupees, a small stack of “books” my cousin and I would write back and forth to each other, the ring my dad got me when I was sixteen, a picture of my sisters, a small glass fish I used to hide in my desk in fifth grade.

I would take out the box every once in a while and open it. Peek inside and take out each treasure one by one by one.

I find that the older I get the more I don’t want to know about some things…like stars. How some things I’d just like to keep to myself…to keep it the way I first saw it, to the way my heart sees it still.

And I know that if I could catch a star, I wouldn’t show it to anyone…no one at all. Instead, I’d keep it closed in my brown wooden box, and every once in a while when I wanted to smile, or wonder, or gasp, I’d lift the lid just a little bit and peek inside and smile at my own piece of heaven.

2 Responses to “Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star”

  • Julie says:

    I adore you, Linds!
    You make me smile.

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