Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Little Petals

This quote from "The Little Prince" could not have come at a better time from a great friend...

"The shrub soon stopped growing, and began to get ready to produce a flower. The little prince, who was present at the first appearance of a huge bud, felt at once that some sort of miraculous apparition must emerge from it. But the flower was not satisfied to complete the preparations for her beauty in the shelter of her green chamber. She chose her colors with the greatest care. She dressed herself slowly. She adjusted her petals one by one. She did not wish to go out into the world all rumpled, like the field poppies. It was only in the full radiance of her beauty that she wished to appear. Oh, yes! She was a coquettish creature! And her mysterious adornment lasted for days and days.Then one morning, exactly at sunrise, she suddenly showed herself. And, after working with all this painstaking precision, she yawned and said: "Ah! I am scarcely awake. I beg that you will excuse me. My petals are still all disarranged…"

...I am so excited to see my little princess and I am willing to wait until she is finished adjusting her petals, one by one.


  1. Nearly pooped my pants when I saw this-thought it was a picture of your new baby! lol...can't wait to see her!

  2. aw, that's sweet. still arranging her petals. love it.