I originally shared "Note to a Star" at an awards ceremony. I wanted to send the message that in the midst of all the brilliant people with whom we interact, our brilliance is just as valid and certainly unique. "Note to a Star" is a mini ode to individuality and to greatness, within each individual and within the collective. As we embark on a new semester, I hope this piece will serve as a reminder that we are all inherently stars.
“Note to a Star”
by Candice Garwood (sophomore international studies major)
You are amongst stars but you are one in a million...
no other shines just like you within this stunning constellation.
Yet on the surface one may not see the grandeur of who you truly are-
beyond your illumination that guides the paths of those both near and far-
small but vibrant,
bold and triumphant...
You make a statement from the inside-
a celestial being in which pure magic resides…
and though there are others of your kind
only you can give off YOUR light -
acknowledge how you gleam & conquer the night.
you have every right to live and thrive
in this space as you do
there is absolutely no one who can fill this space like you.