I'm trying to figure out ways for that last sentence to be symbolic, but I am finding myself at a loss. Hm. I do that a lot with my writing: I imbue my poor limp stories with so much meaning and symbolism that they can hardly breath on their own, and no one else speaks my particular symbolic language anyway, so basically the story will ever only mean anything at all to me. Oh well. I write mostly for myself in any case, not for my readers. It's quite therapeutic.
Actually, I probably should keep my readers in mind more. For example, here I am, rambling on about puffballs and drowning stories, and my poor nonexistent readers are out of their minds with boredom and confusion. Here, I'll post something sweet for you:
“Dance, so as not to be dead.”
“Oh gorgeous, shining stars! Your glory and brilliance light up my darkest hours! Thank you, for making my life so beautiful!” the woman spun with arms upraised, dancing to her own heartbeat as she praised the night sky that was all around her. Tears glistened as she blew kiss after kiss up into the heavens.
Giddy laughter rose from Earth itself as smiling children whirled and twirled with their mother. The cool, dewy grass sparkled in the moonlight and turned feet icy as it was danced upon, and the frogs chirped so that there was a tempo.
The woman slowed her dance and went to stand by her smiling amari as they watched their children fly across the ground. They glowed with delight as they pranced and skipped, and the woman knew that, if they so wanted, they could dance right up into the sky itself.
“Make a wish!” the girl cried, as a shooting star blazed a path across a part of the enchanting night sky.
“Don’t let that falling rock die in vain!” the boy added.
“Wish for love! Wish for peace!” the children trilled, and caste their happy wishes out into the multiverse.
“Oh my gorgeous, shining stars! Your glory and brilliance light up my darkest hours! Thank you, for making my life so beautiful!” the woman gathered her lover and children unto her, touching their hearts as she praised the family that was all around her. Tears glistened as she kissed and kissed her little pieces of heaven.