A shining star is a beautiful metaphor for light. Light illuminates the darkness, which dispels fear, confusion and sadness.
When my mother declined with dementia, I often imagined her speaking to me. I wrote a poem where she called me “her shining star.”
A year after she died, I began composing the music for “My Shining Star.” I felt many emotions guiding me. I imagined that in the moonlight perhaps I was hearing a voice from a future lover. He was my “knight in shining armor” and one day we would meet.
Gradually my song poured forth and dazzled me with its beauty. It ended up having so many meanings for me beyond what it started out with.
I decided that my shining star was the love that came to me from the heavens. Whenever I sang my song, I cried. It was because I heard Jason’s voice whispering in my ear to heal.
I would always hold onto our dream. And our love.
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