One of Alene’s favorite walking routes is along the waterfront of West Seattle in the Alki area. Just south of Alki Point is a stretch known as Constellation Park, on account of the Avenue of Stars — a series of constellations embedded in the sidewalk and accompanied by sponsored inscriptions.
The first time Alene walked this way, we took the time to read each and every one. Alene was very charmed by the inscription for Leo, which is her astrological sign:
Let not young souls be smothered out before they do quaint deeds and fully flaunt their pride
She has since endeavored to perform quaint deeds every day!
But the inscription of one constellation choked her with tears: Lyre, The Harp.
Everlasting Love, worth waiting for
It’s rather nice that the sponsor of this inscription is anonymous — and did not dedicate it to anyone in particular — so Alene can fancy that someone put it there for her to enjoy. Whoever coughed up the money for this — we thank you!
Vega, the brightest star of this constellation, is also one of the brightest stars in the night sky. Alene is the brightest star in my sky. I hope I am the brightest in hers.
We hope we will be together one day. If we can’t be together in life then we’ll settle for death. It will be worth waiting for.