Wednesday, November 7, 2007

"When you reach for the sky you will fall among the stars"

“A philosopher once asked, "Are we human because we gaze at the stars, or do we gaze at them because we are human?" Pointless, really...”Do the stars gaze back?" Now *that's* a question.”

-Ian McKellen-

The film just ended and I was sitting there alone. The credits were long over yet I was watching a blank screen. And realized that I had yet to thank the one thing that always listened especially in the midst of the night.

When we look at the stars what is it that we truly see? A bunch of bright stars in the sky that look beautiful? An infinite space?

I’d like to think stars are Gods way of making us realize that he’s there even in the midst of the night. Trust there have been countless times when I sat under the night sky wondering why I did some stupid thing or other and wondering what I could’ve done to prevent it from happening. And the stars listened never judging never saying anything. They jus sit there listening and leaving me in a comfortable sort of silence.

Stars have no longer been seen as thousands of suns that burn billions of miles away. Through our lives we see stars as not burning matter but a source of hope.

“ Second star on the right and straight on till morning”
-Peter Pan-

The boy who believed in happy memories. Who never grew up. And yet he thought us all a lesson we must never forget. Childhood and all its innocence must never be forgotten. Hold on to a happy thought and you will fly. That is the way we shall live and learn to live. Believing in a never-never land that apparently lives somewhere in our vast galaxy.

How many times in our desperate hour of need have our eyes searched heavenwards and screamed for answers? Every single star in the sky looks down on us as we look up to them. They see all. Its almost as if God’s many eyes are looking down on us and watching the world.


But also


Strange isn’t it to think that when we strive for our best we put it in a metaphor of reaching for the stars. For they seem to be the highest point of the world. Their glorious beauty captivates us all. To the young child who believes that all his wishes will come true on each star he wishes on. Or for the lover who hold hands under the sky making pledges that together is forever though forever never lasts. For a mother who prays to the sky that her daughter is safe. Or for a father to boast about his son. The stars have been here to witness all and are symbolic in our daily lives.

“What do stars do best?.....They shine”-stardust-

They shine with hope, beauty, grace integrity and love. They shine.