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  • I was dizzy from looking up at the sky for so long. I couldn’t tell anymore if I was moving or if the sky was moving.

    “I just...I forgot about them.”

    “You forgot? You forgot? How did you forget?” His voice was mostly teasing, a little incredulous.

    “I don’t know. I guess I just stopped noticing them, or maybe the city lights and cloudy skies were blocking them...”

    “But you forgot?”

    I didn’t really forget about them. I’d just briefly forgotten the feeling. That feeling you get the moment when you look up into the sky and you suddenly feel like a small child again as that incredible warm, fuzzy, joy wraps its way around your heart and tingles its way throughout your body. That smile that involuntary comes to your lips and has strength enough to lift up your entire body. The feeling that reminds you maybe you have a purpose here, after all. You know the feeling.

    But it was easier to say that I just forgot about the stars entirely.

    “Yeah, I forgot.”
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