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Tuesday, February 15, 2005

A favorite portion of Antoine de Saint-Exupéry's "Little Prince".

....So the little prince, in spite of all the good will that was inseparable from his love, had soon come to doubt her. He had taken seriously words which were without importance, and it made him very unhappy.

"I ought not to have listened to her," he confided to me one day. "One never ought to listen to the flowers. One should simply look at them and breathe their fragrance. Mine perfumed all my planet. But I did not know how to take pleasure in all her grace. This tale of claws, which disturbed me so much, should only have filled my heart with tenderness and pity."

"The fact is that I did not know how to understand anything! I ought to have judged by deeds and not by words. She cast her fragrance and her radiance over me. I ought never to have run away from her . . . I ought to have guessed all the affection that lay behind her poor little strategems. Flowers are so inconsistent! But I was too young to know how to love her . . ."


Wise thoughts on love. Here's a nice site about Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, the remarkable pilot and poet:

Did you know that he really met a fox in the desert who saved his life?


  • At 1:51 AM, Anonymous chasmyn said…

    Okay. So I started reading because you left a lovely comment on my photoblog. And because I am me, I am reading backwards down the page (as in not going sequqntially through the archives) and then I come to this entry. My all-time favourite book, the one I think every child and adult MUST read, the greatest book EVER.

    Please be me new best friend :) lol


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