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

So the little prince tamed the fox. And when the hour of his departure drew near–

“Ah,” said the fox, “I shall cry.”

“It is your own fault,” said the little prince. “I never wished you any sort of harm; but you wanted me to tame you…”

“Yes, that is so,” said the fox.

“But now you are going to cry!” said the little prince.

“Yes, that is so,” said the fox.

“Then it has done you no good at all!”

“It has done me good,” said the fox, “because of the color of the wheat fields.”

These are the days—the unplanned, insignificant, wasteful hours full of jokes and glances and heartfelt admissions—that I wish I could memorize and re-live forever and ever. I am leaving, but you will always, always be in my heart.

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