To the Sun, Moon, and Stars

WRITTEN BY CARIZA OPANA
ILLUSTRATIONS BY ELLÉ OM
FOREWORD AND BIOGRAPHY BY REINA BAMBAO
To the Sun, Moon, and Stars is a collection of poetry and prose that reads as letters meant to be sent to the skies and diary entries stored and locked in cages we all keep in our hearts.
This book talks about holding on and letting go, of becoming and unbecoming, of struggling, yet still going, and finally, of one’s self journey on the road towards healing.
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Lately, sunsets have been looking at
me with sad eyes; they seem to tell me
I’ve seen enough of them in a lifetime.

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WHAT PEOPLE SAY

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“Every single piece in To the Sun, Moon, and Stars spoke something for itself. You will find both thunderstorms and warm cups of coffee in this book, but its consistent voice and style make it cohesive, the repeating themes throughout the sections comforting. I am a sucker for aesthetics in any form, and Cariza’s words cater to that particular need of mine. It’s beautiful, quintessentially, her words and the pictures they paint, without compromising the substance of her stories and confessions. I don’t know if she did it on purpose, but I also like that there seems to be a mention of various times throughout the day — quiet sunrises, deep nights, vivid sunsets. I like that it can make you feel happy and sad at the same time. That it can make you feel hopeful, at the end.”

Iris Consolacion

“Absolutely incredible and beautiful. I highly recommend this for fans of poetry! So emotional, vulnerable, and impactful. It also has stunning illustrations! Can’t recommend this book enough!!”

Kenzie Lundberg

“Cariza has a way with words that can touch so many generations, no matter where you may be in life. Each poem is beautifully heartbreaking, but in a way that allows you to learn a little bit more about yourself and the world around you. I wish I could put the feelings I had while reading these works in a bottle to go back to whenever I want to because that’s how magical of a feeling it is.”

Alix

“i’ve had the joy of experiencing cariza’s work through her online blogs and instagram for years, now, and i knew right away i would be buying her book the second she announced it. not only do i want to support a friend, but the words she shares carry such beauty and weight and honesty. i can flip to any page and know that i am reading something truthful and wonderful. holding this book feels like holding a piece of a beautiful soul shared with the world in the most intimate of fashions. i cannot wait to continue reading and re-reading and finding new meanings and pieces of myself within cariza’s words. i highly recommend this beautiful book of poetry and language!”

Ashley

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"I am a mess of contradictions, and you're the unlucky one who is caught up in the crossfire."

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