The Stars

mountain stars

Nicole loved to gaze at the stars. She told me it was her favorite thing in the world to do.

So I climbed to the top of the tallest mountain and picked down all the stars I could reach, and made them into a necklace. Starlight gleamed from the box as Nicole slowly cracked it open. I could tell by the sparkle in her eyes it was the most amazing gift she’d ever been given, and it felt so good that I’d been the one to give it to her.

“It’s so beautiful!” she said, then looked up at the night sky and sighed. “But the sky is so dark now.”

Some people are just impossible to please.