My First Awakening

Instead of my life story, tonight I will tell the story of how my life changed forever. 2016, a cloudless summer night. My best friend, Matteo, and I, were up on a hill, our heads tilted back, fixed on the roofless dome of stars. Matteo was explaining how the bright stars might not be bigger than the dim stars, they might just be closer. He pointed up and said “Those really dim stars might be larger than the sun, but just many light years further from us.” It seems obvious, b