Open-Ended Invitation

“It would have been better to come back at the same time of the day. If you come at four in the afternoon, when three o’clock strikes I shall begin to feel happy. The closer our time approaches, the happier I shall feel. By four o’clock I shall already be getting agitated and worried; I shall be discovering that happiness has its price! But if you show up at any odd time, I’ll never know when to start dressing my heart for you. We all need rituals”.

“It would have been better to come back at the same time of the day. If you come at four in the afternoon, when three o’clock strikes I shall begin to feel happy. The closer our time approaches, the happier I shall feel. By four o’clock I shall already be getting agitated and worried; I shall be discovering that happiness has its price! But if you show up at any odd time, I’ll never know when to start dressing my heart for you. We all need rituals” (Antoine de Saint Exupery - The Little Prince).

As narrow as our life scope may be, we are all awaiting something. Every person carries with him or her hundreds and thousands of „welcome”s, of „please sit down”s, of „can I see you again”s, of „I love you”s, but are in too many cases too shy or too scared to whisper, let alone spell them out. If science would evolve to the point where it would be possible to take pictures of the inside of our very hearts, I know that for so many of us out there, this is how it would look like…

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