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.