In my dream a little star spoke to me.

“Hello,” she said, “I’ve been watching you.”

“You have!” I said, surprised. “Why, then?” I asked.

“I’ve been watching you because I want to learn to be strong like you,” the star replied. “You have the inner strength of a bear.”

“I also want to learn to have courage,” the little star added.

“Courage, like love, is found in the heart,” I explained.

“I know,” the star replied. “I want to have a strong brave heart like that of a lion. And I want to learn to be as wise as an owl and as enchanting as a ladybird,” she said.

“I’ll teach you everything I know,” I told her.

“Promise me that if I don’t stay for very long, you’ll understand,” the star said. “It means I need to go back home then and I need you to understand this. Otherwise I can’t come.”

When I saw another star in the sky I understood.

“I promise,” I replied.

At that moment the two stars filled me with their magical love.

Suddenly, a long-necked giraffe entered my dream.

“You’ll be in very good company,” he said.

Judith Kemps
Judith Kemps, originally from Belgium, grew up in South Africa and has spent most of her adult life living both in Europe and the U.S. She holds a Master’s degree in Marketing and Communication and has written for a local business magazine, as well as travel guides. Furthermore, she is a Master-Instructor of Integrated Energy Therapy and a Reiki practitioner. Contact her at returntosenderwithlove@gmail.com. Visit www.returntosenderwithlove.weebly.com.

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