“There’s a meteor shower tonight.”, said the news channel. Like everytime, she was hyper the whole day and couldn’t wait to get home. After getting home, her impatience rose by the minute. Each minute toward nightfall felt like an hour.
Finally, the sky went dark. She hurriedly packed her telescope that her mom had gifted her on her birthday. She went to the terrace, set up her telescope and settled down, staring at the sky. The sky was dull blue, misty; not a single star in sight. Her mood steeped, like a bungee jump-fall. This wasn’t the first time she was disappointed by the city sky.
Her disappointment didn’t stop her. She stayed there for a very long while, she even lost track of time. Stayed there, just wondering. Wondering what fraction of the universe she comprised. Wondering what else could be out there. Hours passed.
Being a young girl in a society that wouldn’t let her be happy, she made herself happy with the smallest of things.
No matter how many times the sky disappoints her, she would never stop. She would keep coming, until she finally spots a meteor. A meteor soaring high across the sky, without the slightest hesitation, so lively, so hauntingly amazing.
Just like her spirit.