At the moment it happened, the first shooting stars were crossing the sky – they were beginning to stream across like strings of jewels flung from another planet – and everyone was watching them. The smaller children were exclaiming in delight, while the older ones stood silent and enthralled. Here on the hill, where the valley people often came to watch the glittering night unfold, you could see the whole magic sweep around you, and you felt close to everything in the heavens. Other people, you knew, were standing on other hills on other worlds, watching even as you watched.
–Unknown (to me)*
Do you know what this quote is from? Oh, of course I KNOW.
I found it in a book I randomly took off the shelf in the middle school library. The paragraph above was the beginning of the book. I thought is sounded so awesome, that I copied it down. And I thought it was so great that I have kept it for all these years.
What book was that?
I don’t know. I didn’t write down the title.
What was the rest of the book about?
I tried to read it, but the rest of the book didn’t live up to that paragraph. So I stopped reading it. Like on page three.
So, you see, in my old age I can see the err of my youth. Even though I still do not intend to ever read the whole book, it would be a nice piece of mind to know WHAT THE BOOK WAS CALLED!!!
Something else kind of bone-headed I have done pertaining to this quote? I have never made another copy of the quote (until now). It is written in red ink on a piece of typing paper (yes, that is what it used to be called in the old days) & then folded up till it was 12th of it’s normal size. Not the easiest to find when you are searching through old boxes of wanna-be witchcraft non-precious gemstones and two filing cabinets containing everything you have written in your life, including elementary school reports.
So, by putting it on my blog, I accomplish two things at once.
1. Maybe someone out there will know what the quote is from (If I find out, I will totally give proper credit on this post).
2. I now have another copy of this quote that I can semi-easily find when I want it.
UPDATE!: * This has been identified first in the comments by Dane Jackson as being from “The Forgotten Door” by Alexander Key. Thank you to everyone for reading and helping me!