a post from Luke
” Bit by bit… it comes over us that we shall never again hear the laughter of our friend, that this one garden is forever locked against us. And at that moment begins our true mourning, which, though it may not be rending, is yet a little bitter. For nothing, in truth, can replace that companion. Old friends cannot be created out of hand. Nothing can match the treasure of common memories, of trials endured together, of quarrels and reconciliations and generous emotions. It is idle, having planted an acorn in the morning, to expect that afternoon to sit in the shade of the oak.
So life goes on. For years we plant the seed, we feel ourselves rich; and then come other years when time does its work and our plantation is made sparse and thin.”
- Wind, Sand, and Stars
All of us “have the stars… but they are not the same things for different people. For some, who are travelers, the stars are guides. For other they are no more than little lights in the sky. For others, who are scholars, they are problems. For my businessman they were wealth. But all these stars are silent.
You — you alone — will have the stars as no one else has them… In one of the stars I shall be living. In one of them I shall be laughing. And so it will be as if all the stars were laughing, when you look at the sky at night… And when your sorrow is comforted (time soothes all sorrows) you will be content to have known me. You will always be my friend. You will want to laugh with me. And you will sometimes open your window, so, for that pleasure… And your friends will be properly astonished to see you laughing as you look up at the sky!”
- The Little Prince
8 Replies to “Observations from Antoine de Saint-Exupéry:”
Yes it is, all people go through different crises in life that we have to live with. Love ♥ ️
So beautiful. Hermosas palabras y muy apropiadas . No me había dado cuenta cuando le sonreía a las estrellas ahora se por qué. 😥
Grief is the price we pay for love.
It is only with the heart that one can see rightly. What is essential is invisible to the eye.
Thanks Luke. I’ve long loved St.-Exupery also, and now even more as I associate his words with Ellen, and you.
Gracias Luke por compartir tu corazón en este espacio de amigos que han caminado juntos en diferentes épocas siendo estrellas unos para otros. Un abrazo! y siempre te tengo presente a tí y a mi amiga!
Thank you Luke for remind me about El Principito, so beautiful. I have just seen your post know, I always remember you and Ellen. Big hug
La semilla del amor y la amistad siempre florece, aunque a veces nos arranquen alguna hoja de nuestras vidas,
Me encanta leer sobre Principito,