I’ve always been fascinated by the night sky. There is something so magical about being able to look up in the sky and realize that there is just so much…more…than just our ordinary little lives.
The only thing about living here in Seattle is that there is a nearly constant cloud cover which makes it just a little difficult to see the stars. Even on those rare days when the night sky is clear, we have all of our huge cedars blocking the view. We don’t get in much star gazing….
I do have at least one place that I can see the starry sky. A few months ago, the girls acquired a package of those plastic glow in the dark stars. They split them up and put them over their beds on their ceilings. Much to my surprise and delight, when I went to bed that night, I had stars above my side of the bed as well. Every night before I go to sleep, I look up at the perfect square (KT tried to make them random, but she just doesn’t have it in her to do that) of stars and have to smile at the sweetness of my girls.
A week or two ago, Mimi came wandering out with a sheet of glow in the dark stickers that she had gotten in a goody bag. She wanted help sticking them up. As I was just leaving, her dad was nominated to help. That night, (like so many that have come after) as I tucked Mimi into bed, we cuddled together and looked up at her starry sky. There were just so many…it really did feel magical.
I whispered to Mimi that it looked like the stars were twinkling down at us She answered that she had told her father the same thing, but he had just laughed at her. Shaun is very logical and knows that they are just paper stickers. They couldn’t possibly be moving. But Mimi and I know…we know…that they are something magical…and just so much more than what they appear to be…