Sunday, June 03, 2012

Starry night

Source: via Linda on Pinterest

I must have said this rhyme thousands of times.  On cold crisp Forresian nights, on sultry Canarian evenings, atop hills, on beaches, with friends, with a special someone, alone....I've looked up to the sky and wished a wish upon a star.

I did just that last night.

I was tidying up a few bits in the second floor rooms in our house when I looked up, out of the Velux window.  And there, twinkling high above the rooftops and busy-ness and light pollution of East London and the Olympic Park, was a star, twinkling.  And the old rhyme sprang to mind, unbidden, and suddenly I was making a wish.

Even though I'm a grown up, and I know wishes don't always come true, the compulsion to make the wish remains.  And I'm glad I still do this, because it reminds me of all the wishes I made at 5, at 12, at 23...and reminds me how lucky I am to have had so many of my wishes come true.

Of course, I can't tell you what the most recent one was...

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  1. Making a wish is fun. It also helps us to see what our true goals are. :)

  2. I am very pro-wishing on stars.


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