Beheld

I took my plastic Christmas tree out of the attic and set it up in the living room. I got out the garland and the ornaments and hung them on the tree. I set a plastic gold star on the tree top. I even added the lights. I sat on my couch and beheld.

I heard a sound coming from the window behind me. It was the pine tree besides my house brushing up against the window panes. I opened the window.

I said, “Yes?”

The pine tree said, “Are you upset at me or something?”

I said, “No. Why?”

The pine tree said, “Well, you put a fake tree up inside your house, and you dressed it up really fancy, and you’ve been adoring it and you haven’t looked out at me all day.”

I said, “I’m sorry. It’s just that I didn’t think you were into this.”

The pine tree said, “Well…I am. I’m sorry. I know that sounds stupid.”

I said, “No, not really. I’m glad you’ve told me how you’re feeling.”

I took all the shiny accessories off the fake tree and brought them outside to the pine tree. I got a ladder from my garage and adorned the pine. I plugged the lights into an outside outlet. I finished up by putting the fake tree out by the trash and then I sat on the ground and beheld the pine tree as it glowed.

I said, “You’re beautiful!”

The pine tree said, “Thank you, thank you so much!!”

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