An elderly woman and her little
grandson, whose face was sprinkled with bright freckles, spent the day at
the zoo. Lots of children were waiting in line to get their cheeks painted
by a local artist who was decorating them with tiger paws.
"You've got so many freckles, there's no place to paint!" a girl
in the line said to the little fella. Embarrassed, the little boy dropped
his head. His grandmother knelt down next to him. "I love your freckles.
When I was a little girl, I always wanted freckles, she said, while tracing
her finger across the
child's cheek."Freckles are beautiful!" The boy looked up, "Really?""Of
course," said the grandmother. "Why, just name me one thing that's
prettier than freckles."
The little boy thought for a moment,
peered intensely into his grandma's face, and softly whispered, "Wrinkles."