7/15/07

The reason why?


Things look like, sound like, are like.. beautiful things.
So strange why this didn't dawn on me before. I wanted to do a "tllt" of text from a book I loved and the first one that came to mind was one of the most beautiful passages (to me) in one of the most beautiful books- the part of "The Little Prince" where he meets the Fox. I looked it up again and realized, it's a "tllt". This was one of the first books I read, it influenced me as a child- maybe it's why I have I had so much joy doing these. The Little Prince planted that seed? If you have never read the book you can read it here.
If you love the book the way I do you will also understand how sad yet ethereal it is and how strangely appropriate how the author left us.


"My life is very monotonous," the fox said. "I hunt chickens; men hunt me. All the chickens are just alike, and all the men are just alike. And, in consequence, I am a little bored. But if you tame me, it will be as if the sun came to shine on my life. I shall know the sound of a step that will be different from all the others. Other steps send me hurrying back underneath the ground. Yours will call me, like music, out of my burrow. And then look: you see the grain-fields down yonder? I do not eat bread. Wheat is of no use to me. The wheat fields have nothing to say to me. And that is sad. But you have hair that is the colour of gold. Think how wonderful that will be when you have tamed me! The grain, which is also golden, will bring me back the thought of you. And I shall love to listen to the wind in the wheat..."


7 comments:

frogboots said...

oh!

wondrous wondrous....it's not too original to love The Little Prince, and there is something dreadful and sad about the Fox - but

this is a wonderful post!

Sasquatch said...

Recently, a rose reminded me that I had tamed her by sending the Little Prince back to me. I think we agree that we both like this tllt very much.

Ingrid said...

I love the Little Prince. Growing up, it was one of my favorite books.

Jo said...

You have a very wonderful gift or is it talent?... and am glad that you are nurturing it and sharing your views in such a subtle and entertaining manner. I have put a link to your blog in my page. Cheers!

enar arshad said...

just loves your blog

fad said...

i loved the Little Prince, cos when i was reading it i was feeling all lonely and wondering why is the world UNFAIR yadayadayada.

& the book made me feel like a child at once! Innocent, carefree. :)

DeLi said...

Le petit prince is part of my growing up. every year is a new discovery of life's meaning. my friends love it. i recently posted a picture of my friend using one of the prince' quotable quotes :)