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The Diary
Anne Ku

9 February 2001 Friday



Everywhere I go, I would look up the skies at night. Sometimes I'd see the moon. Some times it would be full. But everytime I would see the three stars of Orion's Belt.

I don't even remember who had told me about Orion's Belt. I can't remember why I would look for this constellation rather than the Big Dipper or Casseopia.

Today during a conversation that brought back memories from over a decade ago, the source of Orion's Belt was revealed.

The rules never change, he said. That's what he is teaching his children. Orion's Belt will always be there, wherever you are, whatever time of year. It's reassuring to know that some parents know to give their children security and certainty of this kind of permanence.

In my adult life, only one thing never changes: memories. As I grow older, I accumulate more memories amidst the turbulent environment and rapid pace of life. Wherever I am, all I have to do is look at the night skies - and be reminded that some things never change.