No. 96

Binary Star Systems

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In some worlds, there are two sunsets.

What stories might have been told by people watching one sun chase another in the sky? What myths would be born to explain the daily pursuit?

A hunter stalks his prey. A lover is pursued by her love.

We are binary stars.

We find ourselves circling what we want, who we want, the life we want. We can feel the gravity, the pull, the lure.

This is the dance: exquisite, perfect, epic.

Everything teaches us: the want in gravity, the thought in separation, the desire in movement.

It is the beginning of every great love story.

And while we seek to close the distance, learn first to fully embrace the moment and the dance.

(Soon two stars collide.)

My heart has been pulling me toward unexpected places lately. What are you being pulled toward?

{image from NASA JPL}

About brandi

Brandi is a digital strategist, website developer, and founder of Alchemy+Aim, a company that helps entrepreneurs and business owners elevate their online presence and enhance their digital experience. Her academic background in theatre, philosophy and physics was the perfect foundation for launching her business, where she’s worked with Brené Brown, Laverne Cox, Judy Smith, and other notable thought leaders since 2013. She is an advocate for using technology in ways that humanize, connect and serve people as well as for asking deeper philosophical questions and teaching others to think more broadly about impact when they create, particularly in STEAM fields.

3 thoughts on “Binary Star Systems

  1. This is such a beautiful idea; really a metaphor, which makes is delighfully poetic :) I’m being pulled more and more once again toward my story. I’m getting excited about writing it, starting over from scratch and just sitting and writing and exploring.
    And I’m on a cleanse right now. No sugar for the last six days and I feel A.Ma.Zing! Energy up the ying-yang.
    Hope you had a fantastic weekend girlie!

  2. Sometimes, you are just my total hero. Better than a firefighter hoisting me over his hunky shoulders and carrying me to safety.

    YOU are pulling at me. Or even creating the pull that pulls me to other things. Sometimes I get so dizzy from all the different pullings that I close up, and hide from everything. You always remind me how great it is to feel the pull, and to let the pull guide you.

    Oh, dreamy girl.

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Carrie Coleman

(photography) is a wedding photographer, whose goal is to capture the visual expression of a couple's love through timeless, organic images. She is based in Charlottesville, Virginia.