Once upon a time there was a little bird. This bird was always considered to be a little different from the other birds, and it was always really hard for the bird to make friends. All the other birds were so different to the little bird, and it seemed as if it would never find a nice friend to play with. Then one day, as the bird flew across a large open field, playing by itself and enjoying the morning breeze, the bird saw a strange twinkle in a lake nearby. The bird had never seen anything like it before, so it landed next to the lake, in the shade of a tree and looked at the beautiful twinkles in the water. And they were not normal twinkles, but they had a pattern. And it was obvious to the bird that it was the sunlight, which was causing those nice twinkling effects. So the bird sat there next to the lake, and enjoyed watching the sun play in the water causing all those beautiful twinkles. After a while the bird decided to join the sun and play with it together in the lake, and they had so much fun together. It was the start of a beautiful friendship, and from that day on the sun would follow the bird everywhere and they would be playing together during the day while the sun was doing its usual work also. And every day at dusk, the bird and the sun would say goodbye to each other and wish each other well until they would meet again at dawn. At night the little bird would be lonely, and would only hope that it could be day again soon so that it could play with its friend the sun again. And at dawn they would both be reunited again and so happy to see each other again, and the little bird would fly into the morning sunlight heading into another beautiful day with its dearest friend. It went just like that for months and the bird and the sun were both so happy with their friendship. And all the other birds would envy the little bird because of its beautiful friendship with the sun.
But as time went by the bird grew to like the sun so much, and eventually it would become so hard for the bird to go through the night without the sun, being all alone. The nights seemed to become longer and longer and the bird would miss its friend the sun so much, and that would make the little bird so sad and cause its little heart to be in pain……..pain which became more and more as the days went by. And the sun could notice the bird was not as cheerful as it always had been, and sometimes the little bird would just stop playing with the sun and sit on the branch of a tree and put its little head under its wings and think. The sun ofcourse was sad to see its good friend in such a way and the sun would try to cheer the little bird up. Sometimes the sun succeeded, but sometimes the little bird did not respond.
And one day when the little bird woke up early at dawn, it thought it had enough of being alone at night. The little bird didn’t want to be alone at night anymore, and miss its good friend the sun. The little bird wanted to be with the sun forever and did not want to be separated from the sun anymore. So with all those thoughts in its mind, the bird decided it would fly toward the sun and meet its friend where it would stay with the sun the whole day and would never have to be a single hour without the sun anymore. Determined to reach that goal, the little bird flew off early at dawn and headed towards the sun. The little bird flew fast and used all its strength to be able to reach the sun before it would be dusk again. While the bird was on its way to reach the sun, it was so happy because of the thought that soon it would meet the best friend it had and would never be separated from its friend ever again. And the sun saw what the little bird was trying to do but couldn’t do anything…besides, the sun was so glad to finally see the bird so happy again.
The little bird flew for hours and hours but the sun still seemed to be so far away……but as determined as the little bird was, it kept flying using all the strength in its little body. But unfortunately, the sun was too far away for the little bird to reach, still, the bird used all its strength and energy to keep flying towards the sun and eventually became more and more tired and it was as if all energy was drained from its little body. As the little bird flew over a big lake, it had no strength anymore to fly and the bird gradually flew slower and slower….still trying its best to keep flying using all the strength it had left. But it was no use, the bird had no strength left in its body to fly anymore, and became almost unconscious……still making the flapping movement with it’s wing, the bird slowly started to descent……..more and more until the bird finally got into a freefall. With a small splash the bird fell into the lake and went down deep into the blue water to never come to the surface ever again. And while the small body of the bird slowly descended to the bottom of the lake, its friend the sun in deep sadness caused the most beautiful twinkles ever seen before on the surface of the lake, as if it was saying goodbye to the best friend it ever had, the little bird….