two lovers
separated by circumstance
a universe of loneliness
bridged by magpies
bonds of love
and promises
closing the gap
forged a vow to meet
once again.


Today’s entry (am still continuing on my One Hundred Days challenge mwahahaha) is all about the famous star-crossed lovers Altair and Vega since July 7 is commemorated in Japan as Tanabata. In some Japanese myths they are more commonly known as Hikoboshi and Orihime, Hikoboshi being the cow herd and Orihime being the Weaver of the Skies.

Their story is considered legend among Japanese couples since they believed that Hikoboshi (Altair) crossed the Milky Way galaxy just to meet Orihime (Vega), a symbol of eternal love. Just how bittersweet is that.

Rest of the story and the origins is linked here, so you can read it here if you’re curious about the origins and traditions of Tanabata ( Anyways, happy reading! 🌌🌌


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