'Perhaps they are not stars, but rather openings in heaven where the love of our lost ones pours through and shines down upon us to let us know they are happy.' Eskimo poverb - sad but incredibly beautiful thought.
I can't find fault with this. Being that I am a reader and a lover of books, I can relate to using the story as a metaphor for my life. And when people arrive, it's like starting a new chapter and when they leave, that chapter is done.