Around half past 3 AM they would be visible: falling stars. Well, I certainly did not put on my alarm for it.
Nevertheless, I woke up exactly at 3.30 AM. So …
I stood in the middle of the field. Stars above me. A lot of stars. So pretty! And yes, was that one falling?
I wanted to get P. Should I wake him up? We could watch the sky together from under a duvet. Close to each other. Romantic.
But P was sleeping. And he always sees stars with his eyes open anyway. He would not see these stars.
With a somewhat stiff neck and cold feet I returned to my bed. I cuddled up against P. I thought about the falling star and wished upon it.
Annemarie Jongbloed is a writer and author of children’s books. One of her Dutch books tells about a child with a deafblind father, based on experiences in her own household: ‘The secret of the servicedog’ (Het geheim van de hulphond). She writes columns about life with a partner with Usher syndrome for foundation Ushersyndrome. More information about Annemarie Jongbloed: www.schrijvergevonden.nl Or follow her on Facebook or Twitter
Translated by Jasmijn Bakker
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