A CHRISTMAS FABLE, IN THE LITERARY STYLE OF ANTOINE DE SAINT-EXUPÉRY*
The Christmas Eve Star and the Magic of Christmas
In a small village on the banks of the Douro, where the city lights gleam in the distance, lived a little sparrow named Pipas. Pipas loved to soar through the skies and admire the bright lights that fill the streets during the Christmas season.
One day, during one of his flights, as he crossed the cold, blue winter skies, Pipas encountered a very special star. It was the Christmas Eve Star, a star with the gift of making the purest wishes of the heart come true.
The Star recognized Pipas. She had already heard of a little sparrow with a good heart that sang beautiful happy melodies during his flights. Pipas felt special himself. He confessed to the Star that he always believed in the power of a smile and the magic of kindness, but finding a star that granted wishes was even more amazing than he could imagine.
- Each star has her own purpose, Pipas, and mine is to spread joy and fulfill the sincerest wishes. What brings you to me?
- I met a girl named Maria. She has a very special wish for Christmas. Her grandmother is very ill, and she just wanted to have a Christmas like before, where the family gathers around a generous and comforting table, sharing stories with health and joy.
- Beautiful wish, Pipas. I'll do my best to make it come true. The real magic of Christmas is in sharing and kindness.
They parted ways with the camaraderie of those who share secrets and hopes.
On Christmas night, as everyone gathered at Maria's house, a bright light illuminated the sky. The Christmas Eve Star heard the wish and spread its magic over Maria's grandmother, healing her and filling the house with joy.
At that moment, outside the window, Pipas chirped the most beautiful melody of the night. Maria saw him, heard him, and smiled with an overflowing heart.
Pipas, Maria, and the grandmother felt the magic of Christmas, understanding that the true gift is in sharing, hope, and love.
This year, let's look at the stars. They hear our purest wishes and make the magic happen. May the warmth of humanity warm our hearts, just as the city lights warm the night.
* This fable, born from a collaboration between artificial intelligence and human creativity, seeks to recreate the literary style of the unmistakable author Antoine de Saint-Exupéry. May this little poetic tale inspire sharing, hope, and love, celebrating the timeless beauty of this festive season.