Thursday, June 17, 2010

Chapter 21

"You must be very patient," replied the fox. "First you will sit down at a little distance from me - like that - in the grass. I shall look at you out of the corner of my eye, and you will say nothing. Words are the source of misunderstandings. But you will sit a little closer to me, every day..."

The next day the little prince came back.

"It would have been better to come back at the same hour," said the fox. "If, for example, you come at four o'clock in the afternoon, then at three o'clock I shall begin to be happy. I shall feel happier and happier as the hour advances. At four o'clock, I shall already be worrying and jumping about. I shall show you how happy I am! But if you come at just any time, I shall never know at what hour my heart is to be ready to greet you... One must observe the proper rites..."




I've been sitting here for about half hour now, just looking at the screen and thinking of a way to complement this post... but there's just no complement to "The Little Prince". All that could be said is there.
Amazing how every time I read this book, I learn something new.

2 comments:

  1. no words for that book!so inspiring!

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  2. Ah, silence and punctuality, such underestimated qualities! Punctuality, for me, is linked to how much I like either the person I am meeting, or the job I am doing. Awful, I know. ,-) As for silence, I enjoy it more than words could ever describe. Expectedly, I'm waiting to meet a man who will understand my "I Love You" without uttering a word. I can dream on, right? :)

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