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We are all life-sized stars

“The nitrogen in our DNA, the calcium in our teeth, the iron in our blood, the carbon in our apple pies were made in the interiors of collapsing stars. We are made of starstuff.” _Carl Sagan

“Sure enough , the elements & components that are present deep within the cores of fuel-burning bodies in the outer space called stars make our bodies up. In fact, almost every element that we find on the surface of our home planet Earth resulted from a supernova. However , that is not the only reason why we are ‘life-sized’ stars , walking around and increasing in numbers each year & dying simultaneously. We all relate to these captivating , eye-catching bodies in several different ways.

We ourselves are stars because we all shine in our own way. Some of us are extremely luminous , producing & showing our brightness and shine to the entire world while others are harder to spot. It does not mean that they are not worthy of as capable , but they rather take time and need to be given more attention and focusing in order to see their beauty. That is because some stars are old, mature and largely filled with wisdom & purity while some of us are younger , newly experienced  stars that have yet to learn and grow. We all shine and light up a pitch black night sky,(that is being the best examples for ourselves as well as other people during times of hardship) and make others feel warm & awestruck with our uplifting , unexplainable  but beautiful demeanour.

When we look up at the night sky and at the visible star constellations , we often feel something we are unable to comprehend. It feels beautiful but sometimes you quite cannot put your finger on what it is. That is exactly how we feel about certain people , and how certain people feel about us. The way these gigantic heavenly bodies are bonded and arranged rhythmically above us is similar to how we as human beings bond and depend on each other. On the contrary , a few of us tend to be on our own , enjoying our very own company somewhere far away from the hustle and bustle of other star constellations and celestial giants (i.e we can be steadfast all by ourselves and be content with our own company rather than surrounding ourselves with unnecessary communication ).

We are stars because we naturally and inevitably burn and destroy things that come near us, including each other. We create catastrophes and havoc usually unintentionally , it is a part of our nature.Sometimes our burdens take us whole to the point where once it is all  released and exerted, it results into a much more complex and petrifying phenomenon. We seem to suck in so much inside and feed on our thoughts , assumptions , hopelessness but at the same time this black hole inside of our heart begins to shrink as days , weeks , months and/or years pass. It eventually goes away.

We also eventually end up into absolute nothingness one day , when our system grows tired of working and our mission comes to an end. The irony is that our presence and absence may not affect the vast field of stars that come and go daily as it is a part of the process. The heartwarming part however, is that we all together make our surroundings appeasing and glorious ; if we were not so copious then everything would seem plain and somewhat lifeless. At the end of the day , this is my thinking and opinion, and how I perceive things to be. Yours may be even more different and astounding , filled with loads of interstellar wonders.”  🙂





I am currently 17 years old and from Pakistan. I love astronomy. Period. The Universe and all that it contains never fails to fascinate me , so I choose to use different astronomical terms in my essays , poems , writings etc. I hope you like my content and that my depiction of life fascinates you as well! :) P.s follow me on instagram for more :@myinterstellarfantasies.

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