Astrophysicists theorize it and the Native Americans affirm it while the Book of Revelations declares it. What is it?
…the relationship between stars and other beings.
Scientific analysis has led astrophysicists to tell us that we are made from “star stuff”. The same elements found in stars are also within our bodies.
Native American legends have long spoken of the Star People. Whether they are more human or some kind of other worldly being, I assume they either came from the stars or perhaps shone like the twinkling wonders.
The Book of Revelations reveals that Jesus’ words were “I am the bright and morning star.” We all have our own interpretations. Does this mean Jesus is truly a star? My dreamy, artistic self wants to take this scripture literally.
These lovely and profound comparisons of stars to other beings inspired this sonnet and in the process healed this mother’s soul.
My son, when you were ten, a laddie boy,
we bent and creased and crafted paper fun.
of twirly gigs and spinning fans and toys,
of magic planes that dipped and dived and spun.
Progressing next with origami folds,
then fortune tellers by the score we made.
In grouping three, I glued so it would hold.
A flower formed for you that would not fade.
You touched my blossom, made a matching one,
attached together, then exclaimed, “Mom, look,
I made a star!” Oh my! Amazing, son!
Your life too early folded, heaven took.
My fleeting flower offered from afar.
Our son exults as ever shining star.
First publication rights, Lyrical Iowa 2020, 75th Anniversary Edition