“It is such a mysterious place, the land of tears” (The Little Prince). Yes it is mysterious. I was at the grocery store yesterday, limping along with this cold and injured knee. I passed by the flowers and the yellow mums were so vibrantly yellow they really caught my attention. Yellow was Steve’s “power color” and the flowers brought thoughts of him to my mind and heart. I miss him. This morning I decided to go buy the flowers. When I go to the store they were gone. But I found some yellow mums that I brought home. I also got some yellow roses for his grave. As is typical, I was crying in the grocery store, then visited his grave thinking it would calm me down and allow me to speak to him. Weirdly, the grave site didn’t really feel, well, anything. He’s just not there. But I do feel better after having visited it. So yes, Little Prince, the land of tears is a mysterious place.
Another great quote from The Little Prince by Antoine de Saint Exupery is, “What makes the desert beautiful is that somewhere it hides a well.” I know that with all that has happened to me the last couple of years, there hides lessons for me to learn to strengthen me and sustain me. I just need to never give up searching for the well in the desert, for the lesson to be learned. One thing I know for sure: Everything always works out for the best. Never give up.