to me, I want to be where you are, said the Earth to the Sun.
You revolve around me, the Sun reminded the Earth.
I am trying to run to you, the Earth said, but I just go around in circles, year after year.
I want to join you and share your warmth, your brilliance, your nuclear fuel.
Not now, the Sun replied, you are not ready.
You must keep producing life with the light I give you, and when there is enough life, then you too can be at the center of things, and enjoy all the warmth and illumination you want.
But for now I want you to grow so many flowers that the air is thick with fragrance.
If you promise to do this, the food and medicine will fall from the sky.
Otherwise, I will take