The sun and the stars

That evening I saw the sun set over the ruins. They told me it was beautiful, but all I saw were the flames consuming everything, turning it all to ashes. Then the flames died down and and it was like the extinguishing of the last fragments of light in a desolate wasteland.

That night I reached my hands towards the stars and tried to touch them with my fingertips, but I found that the distance between us was simply too far apart.