“Four hundred billion suns spiraling through space together. Our solar system just one grain on that galactic carousel. The carousel itself a speck in the cosmos. And here I am in this small clearing, on the surface of the earth, as transient and unnoticed to the universe as the dry blades of grass that are poking into my shirt. It's too much to comprehend up there, too enormous, and I'm so small when it's on top of me. It frightens me, like I'm being crushed.”
-Plus One by Elizabeth Fama
If anyone felt that the picture I featured above is familiar, *high-five* to you, my fellow Ubuntu user.
For my last quote discussion post, I featured a quote from Blue Lily, Lily Blue by Maggie Stiefvater. This time around, I'm gonna spotlight one from her The Raven Boys aside from the one already featured by Elizabeth Fama. Is it still not obvious how much I love this series and how it is life??? Anyway, here it is.
“She recognized the strange happiness that came from loving something without knowing why you did, that strange happiness that was sometimes so big that it felt like sadness. It was the way she felt when she looked at the stars.”
-The Raven Boys by Maggie Stiefvater
These quotes about stars struck me big time when I read them because that's how EXACTLY I feel when I see stars. I love stargazing but it is a surefire way to make me melancholic and for me to think and overthink about everything. To make my doubts take centerstage. It is so the reverse-meditation technique I don't need but honestly? Overthinking while under a blanket of stars doesn't stress me out. Overthinking at 3AM in my bed while I'm trying to sleep stresses me out so much I sometimes cry. But under the twinkling beauty of stars? It's actually pretty calming. One of the reasons I love home is because I get to so many stars.
How about you? How do you feel about stars? Do you have any quotes about stars that you love?