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Nov 2016

Constellations

The stars shone brighter that night.

Of course I noticed that. I was the kind of person who would stare at the stars for hours whenever they arose. I would fathom about how far away they were, but how we could still see them so well, how their delicate white forms glittered against the sky so black it looked purple, how they could never float away from us. I found it fascinating.

The stars were always so much more beautiful in the countryside. Being a city kid, I seemed to be the only one to appreciate them. The other kids would be texting their friends, maybe kicking up dust on the path if they were unfortunate enough to forget their cell phones. I never fit in, ever. I just didn’t understand them; they never looked up, never noticed things around them. They didn’t realise what a beautiful sound it was to hear autumn leaves rustling in the wind. They couldn’t care less about the beautiful lake, so clear you could see even the smallest fish down the bottom.

Even though there are thousands of things to appreciate in the world, my favourites were always the stars, their constellations. Especially in the country. You could gaze at them for as long as you pleased. There were no buildings to block them out, no people to get in the way. Even when our world is polluted, when civilisations end, when the planet is destroyed, the stars will always be there, adjoined with their constellations, glittering down at what’s left of earth.

“I told you so,” they would twinkle. I have always thought that they had a kind of language unknown to humans. But I could understand them well enough.

The thing with stars is that watching them was only half the fun. You had to get lost in their constellations, how different they were from one other, maybe make up a few of your own. You had to create stories tales about them. You had to observe them, to study their myths. I know, I thought about the stars a lot.

It’s strange, but I think the real reason I loved them so much was because they reminded me of people. There are so, so, many, billions, but even though they seem the same, they’re all different. Some are bigger, brighter. Others are smaller and more discreet. People all form constellations with the ones they love the most. Once one person is gone, the rest will apart. It’s the same with the stars – taking away even the smallest star from a constellation can leave the rest in ruins.

Some of us spend decades searching for our constellations. The lucky ones find them right away, being born into families with never dying love, hope and happiness. Others never find them at all – lone stars in the sky, torn and twisted with hate, losing the power to love or be loved.

But if you haven’t found your constellation, when you do, you’ll know. The tiny, empty part of your heart will fill with warmth. The warmth will broaden, covering you completely. You’ll be filled with something most people know as happiness. And, for the first time in your life, you’ll feel complete.

“Someday, Felix,” I spoke to myself, cutting clean through the blanket of silence. “Someday you’ll find your constellation.”

And, despite the odds, I knew I was right.

 

“To thine own self be true”

 

Nora Lazovic 7SD

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