If I am to depict my adult life, with some brush strokes, it will be named ‘Starry Days’. Not that it w’d hold a candle to Van Gogh’s ‘Starry Nights’ (Maths isn’t the only exception for me to be useless at)… but it would certainly sum up my married life, a literal starburst.
The first time I got to ‘star’e at my ‘would be’… I was star struck & he was star studded. Amidst star-jasmines & star-hyacinths our love blossomed, our star signs gelled & unlike star crossed lovers, our paths crossed to merge into one. Although hubby dear did not propose with star-sapphires & star-rubies, he being an artillery man, ensured I learnt all about star shells. Before the star dust in our eyes could settle, into our lives entered our two ‘Aankhon ka stars’, who since then, have not let a day go by without making their parents see ‘stars’ or them watching Star Wars. Not to let us down, the onions & dals are also doing their bit… their sky high prices will soon ensure that we ‘star’ve.
Now it wouldn’t come as a surprise to you if I say that star gazing (the sky & Tata sky) is one of my favourite pastimes. Like Sarah Williams, I too love the stars too fondly to be fearful of the night. I can sit starry eyed staring at the twinkling, captivating & mesmerising stars lit bright in the night sky, for an eternity.
Twinkle twinkle little stars,
Wonder how to get you here,
Down below the world so my,
The little solitaires in the sky.
Imagine… all that ‘Tare Zameen par’!!! Some I w’d scatter around my home & some will go you know where. But then, I know (we ladies ‘know all’) aiming for the stars might be a good thing but to aim for stars to come to you… better be watching a Star Trek movie. So the next best option is to decorate your home with ‘make do stars’ – be it fairy lights, Christmas stars, candles, diyas, glow in the night stickers & such. I will share with you a pair of ‘super star’ like candle holders I have made for my bedroom. Hope you will give it five stars.
Rescued a meat chopping board before it was marked with blood. Got it cut lengthwise through the middle.Cleaned out the labels from a couple of Dabur honey bottles (1 kg) and attached rings (welded onto chains) around their necks & used them as candle holders.
Attached a hook onto one end of each board to hang the the candle holders. Pasted two thin ply board cutouts (bought from a craft store) to give them a fancy look.
Kept wooden discs (to form the base for the candles) inside the candle holders.
Placed the candles inside and lit them.
And lo behold…. into my bedroom the stars have descended. Try them out… they are sure to become the star attraction of your home.
So that is me saying adieu, hoping that our life gets by without ‘The Fault in Our Stars’ & that one day a Dan McLean w’d be inspired enough with our lives to dedicate a Starry Starry Night/Day to us.