My memories of
Constructing the Glow-Star Ceiling Galaxy
at age 8:
Piling pillows and books on the mattress to stand on.
jumping on the bed, arm stretched high.
Performing balancing acts on the dresser, bed frame, and a variety of chairs.
I took much pride and care in creating and naming my own constellations.
relishing in the sole splendor of viewing them.
When night fell, I would recline and gaze upon my own
my thoughts would then fly a million miles a minute, until my drowsy eyelids fell.
* Ready to see which Stars align as an adult.*