One day the little boy and the skeleton were dancing.
The Skeleton tripped over the trunk the little boy used as a seat.
The Skeleton fell very hard.
His legs and skull cracked and shattered.
The little boy quickly gathered as many pieces as he could find and laid them in a shaft of dusty Sunlight that came through the window.
The Skeleton sighed, “I shall have to go back to being a dead skeleton.”
The little boy cried and kissed the fresh crack in the skeletons forehead.
When his lips touched the skull it became fleshy and warm.
The little boy laughed with joy, “You’re a real person now!
“No,” the skeleton replied, “You’re kiss and tears gave my last moments true life. When you leave the attic I will be gone and you must never return. But you will remember this moment so when you meet other skeletons you will not be afraid to touch and love them.”
“But I will be alone again. “ The little boy cried.
The young man knelt and smiled at the little boy.
“You will never be alone again. Your world is full of skeletons that want to live and dance. Your love has conquered your fear of skeletons and made you brave. Now you will take your love to the skeletons of your world and give them life”
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