Funny enough, when I was 7 years old I was completely obsessed with space. For Christmas I got a real telescope, glow in the dark stars for my bedroom, and a model of the solar system. I always loved fairytales and made-up stories as a kid because they were so fascinating and hard to wrap my head around. I think this is why I loved space so much. It looks and sounds like it isn’t real; but it is. Looking at photos I could never fathom how something like that can exist at the same time I do. I would take pictures of the moon through my telescope and fall asleep looking at the sticky stars on my ceiling every night. Learning about space gave me this feeling that I knew a secret about the universe that was endless. It made me feel like I was part of something so much bigger than myself which I loved the idea of. 11 years later I still can’t wrap my head around it and I haven’t even thought about it in awhile. It’s tiring to ponder something that I will never truly understand. However, reading this chapter brought back some of my fascination and gave me that same feeling as when I was a kid. The photo I included is from a night where we had a blood moon and an eclipse simultaneously I believe in 2015. I took this photo through my telescope as me and my family stood outside for hours taking turns looking through. Looking at it today gives me that same feeling I felt so many years ago.

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4 Responses to Space

  1. Joe Candia says:


  2. Kayla Myles says:

    I also had the glow in the dark stars for my bedroom lol. AND YOU TOOK THAT PICTURE??? That is incredible, honestly. I thought you got that online. Space is completely fascinating and so overwhelming. I think it will always be impossible to wrap your head around. Maybe personally experiencing it and going to space one day would help to understand it and accept it as real. Otherwise, it will remain as this intangible and mysterious entity. I also agree that space is so interesting because it seems impossible and fake, but it isn’t. It’s just crazy and goes over my head.

  3. wcturgeon says:

    Wow, impressive photo. I tried to take a picture with my phone but it was quite disappointing.

  4. jcampo says:

    I never had the glow in the dark stars for my ceiling but I always envied my friends who had them! My parents would never let me put anything on the ceiling because they didn’t want to damage it 🙁 But this Christmas I asked for a projector that projects a starry sky onto the ceiling, and it even has constellations! I’m sooo excited!

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