Matibag, Kristine Bernadette M. My Own Metaphor of Research: A Night Sky with StarsI decided to create a piece of art where I used a black sheet of paper as a representation of thenight sky and where I cut yellow stars and decided to write on it some motivational or wonderfuloutcomes that my group mates and I might gain during the course of research. After doing so, Itook a picture of it and posted it here.The reason behind why I chose the stars, as a representation of a part of my journey throughresearch, was because I am always fascinated and enlightened by the sparkling image of the starsfrom a view in the sky. The stars somehow gave me a sense of hope, and enlightenment amidstthe darkness or the trials that I had been through. The dark sky represents the feelings of beingconfused, worried of what might happen and where research might lead me to, being helpless,lost, problematic, broken, and unworthy. However, there are the stars that would be there for me,
as well as for the group, to give us light and to guide us, hone us, build us and give usopportunities that might develop and lead us into a greater number of positive experiences. I alsochose this metaphor because as I start on doing research, I want to keep in mind that there willalways be a star guiding me amidst all the hardships and downfalls that I am going to go through.This is Research for me, it might seem dark, but there will always be the light finding its waythrough.