© 2003 - 2022 Deborah Strod
Once upon a time there were 26 stars. They all had different qualities: for example, one was shiny, one was compassionate, one was serious, one was playful, one was very responsible and one was irresponsible…
There was also a dragon, a friendly dragon who had no teeth -- and who needed some. So the dragon decided to scoop its mouth through the sky and pick up the stars and use them as its teeth. When she was done, she had a mouthful of strong teeth, and she said “Wow, I have all those qualities of the stars. I’m compassionate and serious and playful and responsible…how wonderful but how confusing!” She worked on balancing them, the good and the bad, ever after.