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12/28/10

For a Dreamer

"When I dream, on my own
I'm alone but, I ain't lonely
For a dreamer night's the only time of day"
- "Sante Fe", Newsies

This drawing is base on memories of the house I grew up in. I moved my bed so I could sit up and look out the window at the stars whenever I wanted. 

Of course you can't see the stars as brilliantly in the city. So one of my favorite memories is of when I was really little and my parents would wake me and my sister up in the middle of the night and drive us out into the country to look up at the stars, usually when something special like a comet was going to be visible. 

Maybe that's why I love the stars. Maybe because they remind me of how small I am and how big God is. But a few years ago I was out deep in the country again and the stars were so stunning that, even though I was in a really rough patch between college graduation and gainful employment, everything felt right. The stars couldn't be so beautiful for nothing. And it was enough just to stand there and be in awe.

8 comments:

  1. love your drawings, they're really beautiful!

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  2. Love this post. For many reasons... first, I do LOVE Newsies :) Second, you're totally right, standing outside and watching the stars has a way of re-righting my world, making me realize what is truly important in life. I wish I had the opportunity to see the stars more often.

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  3. This is a beautiful post. I also adore your drawings. You are very talented!

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  4. Thanks Amanda, glad to hear from someone who loves the stars (and Newsies) as much as I do :)

    Thank-you Emily :)

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  5. What wonderful parents! I only had to drive a few minutes to be in the country and now I miss those stars. Thank you for sharing such a lovely illustration.

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  6. Your illustrations are just lovely! I enjoy perusing your blog.

    I am passing on the "Stylish Blogger Award" to you. For more information, see http://littlegreenjellybean.blogspot.com/2011/01/stylish-blogger-award.html

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