“There was a star riding through clouds one night, & I said to the star, ‘Consume me.’”- Virginia Woolf, The Waves

Look up and get lost while watching the Draconid meteor shower

It’s astonishing when the night sky shines full of bright stars that watch over you each day. Finding constellations, look for meteors shoot across the sky and being drawn into all of the flashing stars light up the night.

In those moments, I feel all of the magic in the universe as it puts on the show of a lifetime. Embrace all that it has to offer.

“I have realized; it is during the times I am far outside my element that I experience myself the most. That I see and feel who I really am, the most! I think that’s what a comet is like, you see, a comet is born in the outer realms of the universe! But it’s only when it ventures too close to our sun or to other stars that it releases the blazing “tail” behind it and shoots brazen through the heavens! And meteors become sucked into our atmosphere before they burst like firecrackers and realize that they’re shooting stars! That’s why I enjoy taking myself out of my own element, my own comfort zone, and hurling myself out into the unknown. Because it’s during those scary moments, those unsure steps taken, that I am able to see that I’m like a comet hitting a new atmosphere: suddenly I illuminate magnificently and fire dusts begin to fall off of me! I discover a smile I didn’t know I had, I uncover a feeling that I didn’t know existed in me… I see myself. I’m a shooting star. A meteor shower. But I’m not going to die out. I guess I’m more like a comet then. I’m just going to keep on coming back.”

– C. JoyBell C.

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