It was like standing in the middle of an open field on a clear night, trying to hide from the stars. He must have already known what I had done, just like the stars would have seen me all along as I fruitlessly darted and ducked behind fences and bales of hay – and now all I could really do was to march straight up to him and openly reveal my transgression against his loyal love.
In front of me were two of the most brilliantly shining stars I had ever seen.
They were in your eyes.
Remember back in the old days when stars were burning balls of fusion, light years away?
Now they’re just commodities and I feel we’re the poorer for that.
You really don’t need to tell me what you did.
There are no stars so it is pretty obvious.
He brought her a cup of hot tea (perfectly sweetened with honey) and when she thanked him he said, “I used the dipper in the sky, the big sparkly one — I wanted you to have celestial tea.” She thought for a moment that she saw stars in the cup.
When a star gives up, its core sets off a chain reaction, resulting in a supernova: the brightest light in the galaxy.
It’s comforting to know that stars are as desperate for attention as anyone of us.