Star Light Star Bright
"The stars are the jewels of the night,
and perchance surpass anything which
day has to show."
- Henry David Thoreau (1817-1862)
When I was a child, I truly believed the world was full of endless possibilities.
I could change my whole world by simply believing with all my heart.
I think that when we are adults we can loose this ability to WISH and we forget how wondrous the world around us can be.
Wishes, hopes and dreams are very powerful!
When I was a child, I would sit on my window seat, alone in my room.
It would be late at night and the house was still. The light from the moon would cast it's glow like a flashlight through my windows.
I lived in a very old house and on cold winter nights I would have to chip away at the tiny snowflakes that would form on the diamond shaped panes.
My eyes would search for the perfect spot in the night sky for the brightest star.
Finally...I would see the one!
Closing my eyes tight, I would say those magical words, "Star light star bright, the first star I see tonight, I wish I may, I wish I might, have the wish I wish tonight."
I knew, I had to believe with all my heart in what I was wishing for. If not, my wish would not come true.
As an adult, I often look up at the night sky and remember.
Remember the wishes of past.
Some have come true and some have not.
Nonetheless, I am happy I had them.
Sometimes, just sometimes.....I am inspired to make a wish and I do!
After all, WISHES are reminders of what was, what is and what could be.
catwhiskers 31-35, F 3 Responses 6 Nov 18, 2011