Friday, March 14, 2008

Tame me

"But if you tame me, then we shall need each other.
To me, you will be unique in all the world.
To you, I shall be unique in all the world."

-the Little Prince by Antoine de Saint-Exupery

The fox begged the Little Prince to tame her. "To tame is an act too often neglected," said the fox. "It means to establish ties."

In this world of fast pace, quick encounters, speed dating, we forget to slow down and establish a tie with another person. We had a best friend when we were younger; now, we have too many acquaintances that we call “friends”. Amongst this jungle of constant networking, I want to be tamed; but my spirit is too stubborn to allow anyone close enough to touch my mane.

"Please tame me." The fox said as she tilts her head and smiles.


Anonymous said...

I am not your ideal partner for at least two obvious reasons, but I want you anyway. You know who I am - If you want, it is up to you to show some interest.


Anonymous said...

"Ooh!" said Susan, "I'd thought he was a man. Is he--quite safe? I shall feel rather nervous about meeting a lion."

"That you will, dearie, and no mistake," said Mrs. Beaver, "if there's anyone who can appear before Aslan without their knees knocking, they're either braver than most or else silly."

"Then he isn't safe?" said Lucy.

"Safe?" said Mr. Beaver. "Don't you hear what Mrs. Beaver tells you? Who said anything about safe? 'Course he isn't safe. But he's good. He's the King, I tell you." CSL

sometimes, we tame what should be wild, and let wild, what should be tamed. perhaps mr. anonymous should learn the difference. c'est nes pas?