First Star I See. ...

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Status: In Progress  |  Genre: Young Adult  |  House: Booksie Classic
An adolescent girl enjoys looking at the stars on clear nights.

Submitted: June 28, 2017

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Submitted: June 28, 2017

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I make watching the stars a nightily habit on clear nights.  I have done this ever since I was but a small child and now that I am a teenager (I'm fifteen), I still enjoy it even now.

Somehow, looking at the twinkling stars and planets gives me a sense of calm and peace; it makes me forget of my own troubles, and takes me to worlds unknown.

Sometimes I see surprises, treats that I didn't even expect to see, like, for example, the Geminid meteor shower (seems we saw a meteor every few seconds; by the time an hour was up, we probably saw over a hundred different meteors easily), or even the aurora borealis, or nothern lights.

Last year, we not only saw the Geminid meteor shower; we also saw the aurora borealis shimmering a green band of light across the star-studded sky; it was quite a cool experience because the northern lights coming this far south is rare (we live in Tennessee, not Alaska or the northern tier states or Canada); when I saw the news the next morning before school, I discovered that I had seen the northern lights!  It was so awesome!

I also make wishes on the stars, every night.  I wish for health and happiness for my family and friends, but right now, my biggest wish is probably for my Aunt Ramona to beat breast cancer.  She is currently going through treatment and recently had breast removal surgery and is currently recovering.  It's been hard on all of us; I've been hit especially hard because I am extremely close to my Aunt Ramona; always have been, always will be.

Well, I hate to go, but am at camp as I write this; we're about to go swimming and have a day full of fun activities.  And maybe tonight I can peer at the stars again and make yet another wish for Aunt Ramona to win over cancer's clutches and to wish for blessings for my family!  Take care and God bless!  :)


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