In the future, it will be pleasing to remember these things.

I believe that kindness is magic.
I believe that honesty is always the best policy, even if that means disappointing someone you love.
I believe that you should have your heart broken, and you should break another’s heart; to understand the weight of something you cannot fix.
I believe that vulnerability is a beautiful thing.
I believe that vulnerability is a necessary thing.
I believe that vulnerability is the most important thing.
The only way to find the right kind of love is to open up your chest and let the light in.  Even if that means you let darkness in too, while lying in a pool of your own blood.
I believe that a woman should always trust her intuition.
I believe that you should always stand up for yourself, speak the truth, even if your voice shakes.
I believe in the power of words.
I believe that every word you have to say is important.
I believe that love should be electric and magnetic and it should make your heart pound and your hands tremble.  I believe that love should be recklessly, selfishly, blinding so that you will learn how to love properly, honestly, and completely.
I believe that you should kiss as many frogs as you can so you have incredible stories, but also so you truly know when you’ve found a prince.
I believe the only things you should regret are the things you were too afraid to say or do.
But above all else, I believe you should truly enjoy the company you keep in the empty moments, when everything else falls away.

As you grow older you will thicken your skin.  You will learn to reach one hand out while covering your heart with the other.  You’ll learn to hold your head high and do your best.  It’s okay to be happy, and it’s okay to be sad, and it’s okay to cry, and screaming is cool too.

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Le Petit Prince

If any of you know me, you will know that The Little Prince is my ALL TIME favorite book ever to exist.  I hold is so dearly to my heart, even more than the book Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close.  So, when Netflix decided to tell me that they’ve made a film from the book, I was not sure what to think.  I was not disappointed in the magic that the Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close book brought to the film screen, but I will tell you I’m always hesitant to see films made from the books that I love.  The Lorax was another.  Not the same as the book, but not disappointed.
I was going to wait a while before watching The Little Prince, but I got really anxious for no reason and felt the need to watch it.  I didn’t hate it.  I actually..

Okay, it’s not that simple.  The Little Prince was my favorite childhood book, it’s still my favorite book.  I love it so much, I have the elephant inside a boa constrictor tattooed on my arm.  This book has meant so much to me for so long, that anything that would attempt to ruin it would only make me sad.
The film was more than I could have hoped for.  It was different at first, and I could feel myself becoming angry, conjuring Antoine de Saint-Exupéry himself, to roll over in his grave.

But that’s just it.  I gave it time.  The aviator is a little girl’s neighbor, telling the story to her while her insane mother is working constantly.  The style, the wording, everything.  Ugh.  It just makes my heart melt and fall in love all over again.  I can honestly say, I was a little skeptical, and I was not disappointed.
The Little Prince was not degraded and slaughtered by the film.
I am so immensely happy.
Anyone who has yet to read this book, please, love yourself enough to read it and learn some of the most important life lessons.

Okay! Now I’m off to work, to play with puppies all day.