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February 2020 - Volume 20, No. 2
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What Does it Mean to Love? (Valentine’s Day)

What does it mean to love, asked the Little Prince.

It is an act too often neglected, said the Fox.

It means to establish ties.

To me you are still nothing more than a little boy, like a hundred thousand little boys.
And I have no need of you.
And you, on your part, have no need of me.
To you I am nothing more than a fox, like a hundred thousand other foxes.

But, if you love me, then we shall need each other.
To me you shall be unique in all the world.

Now - here is my secret, a very simple secret.
It is only with the heart that one can see rightly;
What is essential is invisible to the eye.

It is the time you have wasted for your rose that makes your rose so important.

You become responsible for what you have loved.

Antoine de Saint-Exupéry

as recorded by singer/songwriter Rosalie Sorrels, 1993

Comments (2)

  • Love this!!!

    — Patty G, 2/15/2020
  • A few words can say so much. Very nice.

    — Alice Austin, 2/15/2020

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