Wednesday, 22 May 2013

Stars Hold the Potential to Save One's Life

I was probably about twelve when I was sat watching the night's sky - this sounds mysterious and mermaid-like but it's not - and this popped into my head. I had my own little saying: "stars hold the potential to save one's life". I still believe it today.

In my head, I think that the idea of stars holding the potential to save people lies within the solitude that exists when watching the stars. For me, looking at the night's sky allows me to rebalance thoughts in my head and think more clearly. It gives me a chance to forget about the world outside of my little calm bubble: the stars save me from reality and save me from thinking reality isn't good enough.

I have a book that I treasure with my heart; my heart that lives with the words of A. A. Milne. This book is Winnie the Pooh, The Complete Collection of Stories and Poems and one of my favourite poems in the book is called Solitude:

I have a house where I go
      When there's too many people,
I have a house where I go
      Where no one can be;
I have a house where I go,
Where nobody ever says "No"
Where no one says anything - so
      There is no one but me.

Reading it now gives me shivers. My place of solitude, the place where "no one says anything" is my room. It's the one place I can rely on to be quiet, to be alone and this poem captures exactly why I need it. Sometimes "there's too many people", too many thoughts and too much stress and a state of solitude is needed.

Solitude isn't loneliness, merely being alone and allowing oneself to reconsider values. When I'm needing an escape and I evacuate to my own little "house", solitude saves me. I think the idea is underrated.

My Room & Stars,

The Girl in the Moonlight.


  1. Ur feelings here r like mine too.....I do not like to depend on any body for anything at all....and I love my room room is my castle...and I love winnie the pooh although I never watched it!


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