This video slide may not be important to anyone but me and may not interest anyone else but it IS important to me because it holds so much meaning for me. I’ll tell you why.
A year or so before Kaitlyn left for college, she bought me this huge book about the Cosmos. Astronomy was a wonderful interest we both shared and she bought this for me for my birthday. It’s a wonderful book. I can’t tell you the nights we spent looking at the stars wondering what is up there, how much life is out there in its vastness; the times we watched lunar eclipses and meteor showers. The movie Contact was our favorite about what could be out there.
I got this book out and decided I would take pictures of some of the pictures and make a video slide with it including some of Kaitlyn’s pictures. I could have found much clearer pictures of stars and galaxies on the internet, but what I really wanted was the pictures of the gift she gave me that she knew I would love, and I do.
Kaitlyn always acted like a very happy person and most of her pictures display this. However, there are some that seem to display the deep sadness she felt. I never thought about it at the time, I just thought she was being dramatic for the camera, but it was more than likely her inner sadness coming through. Most of the pictures of her in this video display her sadness and it’s just something I want to reflect in this video; a sadness I never knew existed in her. However at the end, it shows her happy like I know she is beyond the vastness of our universe.
I can still look at the stars though Kaitlyn, because they will always remind me of you and you ARE my bright shining star. I love you.