& the story that got us here
A snippet from the book "The Little Prince" by Antione de Saint Exupery....
there was once a little prince who lived on a tiny planet
This planet was also home to a single beautiful rose that the prince watered and cared for. On a whim, he decides to travel and leave his home and his rose, eventually landing here on Earth. While traversing the countryside he stumbles across a bush full of roses just like his. The prince had believed that there were no other roses in the entire universe. Seeing them here he thinks of his rose; how embarrassed she would be to realize there were others like herself.
While gazing at the roses, a fox appears. This fox insists that the prince take some time to tame him. Curious, the prince asks how one would go about this sort of task. He learns that to tame the fox he must spend time with him, eventually gaining the fox's trust. So he does just that and the two become dear friends. At this point the prince decides his traveling is over and he returns to look at the roses again.
it is from this section of the story that I found & Two Were Tamed
"You're not at all like my rose. You're nothing at all yet", he told them. "No one has tamed you and you haven't tamed anyone. You're the way my fox was. He was just a fox like a hundred thousand others. But I've made him my friend and now he's the only fox in all the world. Of course, an ordinary passerby would think my rose looked just like you. But my rose, all on her own, is more important than all of you together, since she's the one I've watered. Since she's the one I put under the glass. Since she's the one I sheltered behind a screen. Since she's the one for whom I killed the caterpillars. Since she's the one I listened to when she complained, or when she boasted, or even sometimes when she said nothing at all. Since she is my rose."
by taming the fox, the prince learned the key to love and fondness
When you CHOOSE to invest time and energy into another wildly unique human being, you CHOOSE that person. As you grow fond in your investment, get to know one another's hearts, and build trust together, you allow the other to tame you and you them. Stay wild friends, together <3