Friday, January 16, 2009

"For millions of years flowers have been producing thorns. For millions of years sheep have been eating them all the same. And it's not serious, trying to understand why flowers go to such trouble to produce thorns that are good for nothing? It's not important the war between sheep and flowers?" 

I love the book The Little Prince because it is so utterly profound. As I have always interpreted it, the flower represents a woman, the sheep represents the "careless" men (or even other women) who do nothing but consume, and the Little Prince represents a true understanding of love (even though he gets taken advantage of by his flower at times, he always loves her). 

While I feel that I am more of a Fox than a Flower, I think I have grown some thorns in an attempt to keep myself from hurting like I have been, but it's true that thorns are good for nothing. However, I think my world view has changed a lot these past few months and I've started looking at people not just for their thorns, but I've become more aware of the war between sheep and flowers and the cause of those thorns. 

"Men have forgotten this truth," said the fox. "But you must not forget it. You become responsible, forever, for what you have tamed. You are responsible for your rose." That being said, "You run the risk of a few tears when you allow yourself to be tamed." 

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