Goodbye, said the big star to the little flower. I have to blink now.
Will I be gone when you close your eyes? asked the little flower worriedly.
No, explained the big star. You’ll always be a perfect part of my yesterday.
Can’t you stay here? the little flower questioned. We’ve had so much fun together.
We have, agreed the big star. But stars have to blink and move forward, until the time comes for us to shatter into a million pieces of bright shiny sparkles that glitter the universe.
What happens to you then? the little flower questioned.
Well then, if I’m very lucky, the star said with a shine, A special part of my heart will fall to the ground and turn into a beautiful, curious little flower.
But then you’ll have to stay still, like me, the flower sighed.
That’s the way of the world, said the star. Some things stay still, and others move forward, and all things do both. Flowers have to blink when they are stars, and stars have to stay put and say goodnight when they are flowers.
I think I understand now, said the little flower. Goodnight, big flower.
Goodnight, little star, came the reply, right before the big star blinked away.
Happy 2014 to you!