Saw this in the Senior News and had to share it!
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 is no place to paint!” a girl in line said to the little boy.
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 check.
“Freckles are beautiful.” the boy looked up,”Really?”
“Of course”, said the grandmother. “Why just name me one thing that is prettier than freckles.”
The little boy thought for a moment, peered intensely into his grandma’s face and softly whispered “Wrinkles”.
I’m still partial to freckles.