This is, to me, the loveliest and saddest landscape in the world. It is the same as that on the preceding page, but I have drawn it again to impress it on your memory. It is here that the little prince appeared on Earth, and disappeared.
Look at it carefully so that you will be sure to recognize it in case you travel some day to the African desert. And, if you should come upon this spot, please do not hurry on. Wait for a time, exactly under the star. Then, if a little man appears who laughs, who has golden hair and who refuses to answer questions, you will know who he is. If this should happen, please comfort me.
Send me word that he has come back.
i have been getting a lot of questions about my tattoo lately and i have been dying to talk about it with you guys! my favorite book is the little prince by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry. i love this book more than anything (i mean, i'm making pieces of the fox chapter part of my wedding vows. if you've read the story, you know what i mean.), and i am begging every single one of you to read it. it is a french children's book, but it is so deep and beautifully written. personally, i believe the little prince himself is a parallel of Christ, but read for yourself to see why. the last page (italicized above) gives me chills every time. on my wrist, i have the star from "the lonely landscape". it makes my heart smile knowing i have this beautiful thing that i adore on my skin forever.
that being said, even though i'm still new to this whole tattoo thing, i have some pointers for those of you about to make the leap!
i am so happy and honestly cannot stop looking at it. to those of you with tattoos, any tips for us newbies? if you don't have any yet, what do you want? i'd love to hear from you!
documenting the fun years.