“So we wait out storms sometimes to be reminded of their power to isolate, though there is always another side. After that summer night, no storm in or out of nature ever threatened me as much, because Sibbhon’s dismissal of me was also a recognition of my tenacity, or foolhardiness—the nature of one willing to strike through upheaval for the other side knowing now that there is another side and knowing, too, what is waiting there: always another survivor.”
—Larry Woiwode, from “Summer Storms.”
The fox gazed at the little prince, for a long time.
“Please—tame me!” he said.
“I want to, very much,” the little prince replied. “But I have not much time. I have friends to discover, and a great many things to understand.”
“One only understands the things that one tames,” said the fox. “Men have no more time to understand anything. They buy things all ready made at the shops. But there is no shop anywhere where one can buy friendship, and so men have no friends any more. If you want a friend, tame me…”
“What must I do, to tame you?” asked the little prince.
“You must be very patient,” replied the fox. “First you will sit down at a little distance from me—like that—in the grass. I shall look at you out of the corner of my eye, and you will say nothing. Words are the source of misunderstandings. But you will sit a little closer to me, every day…”
Do not ignore it. Fuck it. Cry your heart out. Then fuck it some more.
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A Summer Wasting || Belle & Sebastian
I spent the summer wasting
The time was passed so easily
But if the summer’s wasted
How come that I could feel so free?
Come what might she would be wild, untrammelled, free.
The German team’s biggest fangirl Angela Merkel celebrates Germany’s 4-0 win over Portugal during their first 2014 FIFA World Cup game
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