“Sometimes it’s best not to see your whole path laid out before you. Let life surprise you…There are more stars out there than just the ones with names. And they’re all beautiful.” Clare Vanderpool
About a month ago, I read “Navigating Early,” by Clare Vanderpool. It has since become one of my favorite books. It’s about the friendship between two boys, Jack and Early. Jack meets Early and finds him strange because he reads the number pi as a story and collects clippings about sightings of a great black bear in the mountains. As a result, they have one of the greatest adventures, looking to the constellations as a way back home.
I got to the end of the book and cried a little. It inspired me to draw my own version of what it would be like to go searching for stars. Of course, instead of trekking, I would take my Beetle.
“Finding your way doesn’t mean you always know where you’re going. It’s knowing how to find your way back home that’s important.”