some people are just light, glow,
hope… human stars.
– butterflies rising
‘some people are just light, glow, hope… human stars.’ is a quote that author butterflies rising wrote the day after Kobe Bryant died. butterflies rising was raised in a family of Lakers fans, and from the time she was born to the time he retied, for 9 months out of the year, Lakers games were on and Kobe was part of her bond with her brothers especially. So when Kobe died, it felt like a piece of her childhood and connection to her brothers was gone. She very much understands that Kobe was a complicated figure, but the connection to her life was still beautiful and powerful. The day after Kobe’s death, she was having a conversation with a friend about the complicated energy around Kobe, and how we all have dark and light in us, and the friend asked “what was good about Kobe?” butterflies rising’s response was that he was magnetic with passionate dreamer energy, and that some people just radiate that in such a way that they inspire it in others, and she said… “some people are just light, glow, hope… human stars.” And so the quote came directly from that conversation and so she published it, and it has become a piece of inspiration shared around the world.