A fascinating object that begged at the chance for a story.
My friend's kid wanted a Christmas tree going through a portal. My friend laughed and told his son that if he could find a PORTAL, he'd get the TREE.
Me, being the creative and awesome person that I am, had an idea. It turns out that LED lights make the perfect "portal" when positioned just right. To make it more authentic, I managed to secure myself some lovely blue and orange lights.
Several hours and many eyerolls later, my friend had his very own portal tree. He went ahead and just used a fake tree. (It'd be kinda hard to water the tree on the ceiling, don'tcha think?)
My friend's kid loved it. I couldn't believe how well it turned out. It looked almost REAL.
I smile every time I think about this story.
But I laugh when I remember how my friend's CAT crossed over the portal BARRIER to get close enough to chew on the ribbons.
We haven't seen him since.