Nasruddin went on a long journey to visit a friend who now lived in a distant city.
As they sat up on the roof of his friend's house enjoying the coolness of the night air, Nasruddin stared up at the stars in amazement. "Oooh!" said Nasruddin. "Ahhh!"
Then he looked at his friend and said, "How do you think they did that?"
"How did who do what?" asked Nasruddin's friend, baffled by Nasruddin's reaction.
"The sky painters!" Nasruddin replied. "How were they able to make such a perfect copy here of the sky that I see each night at home?"
Inspired by: The World of Nasrudin by Idries Shah, free to read online at the Idries Shah Foundation.
Notes: This is story #11 in the book.