Kaylie's Star


Four year-old Kaylie laughed with delight as she was swept up in the strong arms of her father while they stood together on the back deck on a cool Autumn night.  "The stars are so bright tonight, Kaylie, the whole sky looks like Christmas lights," her father said. 

Kaylie clapped her hands and reached toward the sky as she had so many nights before, even though she couldn't see the stars or the tears streaking down her father's face,  having being blinded the year before by an errant baseball. 

Suddenly, as the brightest star came sailing out of the heavens and swept low across the sky above them, Kaylie pointed to it and let out a shriek of amazement.  "I see it, Daddy, I can see it! Daddy, I can see you!"
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15 comments:

  1. Oh, this is Good. As a father I can understand his pain, but it's nice to see it turn to joy.

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    1. Just a little something sweet for a change. I believe in miracles!

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    1. I'm glad you liked it. Anything can happen if we believe!

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  3. Loud shriek of happy at the end of this!!! Nice!!!

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    1. I thought maybe we all could use some lighter, brighter thoughts! :-)

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  4. very nice.
    (made me think of line from a Hendrix song... a compliment, fer sure)

    (gotta learn to do that, the economy of words that still holds the emotion, un-suspected until the time is right. cool)

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    1. Hendrix... ahhh! :-) I like grand finales, as you've noticed. I think that life often plays out with unexpected twists and endings! Last week that was in a bad way, this one in a good way. :-)

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    1. The stars at night always feel a little magical, don't they? :-)

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  6. Beautiful, probably it has a better chance of occurring in a young child rather than a an adult.

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  7. I agree, because children are open while adults have already made up their minds about what is possible or impossible, and so often they are wrong!

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  8. A joy to read! Miracles do happen sometimes. :)

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