I’ve had a quote stuck in my head recently, it perfectly encapsulates so many ways our hearts love and appreciate this whimsical existence. It’s from The Little Prince, by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry. One quote in particular resounds deep in caverns of my being... It’s from the perspective of the Prince, who travels across worlds; providing honestly breathtaking conclusions about parts we see as ordinary. In one part of the book he speaks about deserts, and says, “What makes the desert beautiful,' said the little prince, 'is that somewhere it hides a well...”
I experienced this recently through the love of friends recently, particularly through Jonathan (@swiss__cheese
), whom we were celebrating. How easy it is to wander through the desert of life, unsure if the Lord will bring us community that is as satisfying as a well. How thankful I am for a friend to sharpen next too. One who is not only a well of a man, but one that loves and cares for others deeply and passionately. Words fails to speak of how your action have deeply shaped me in these past few months..
As wind touch our cheeks, so do friends with heart. The friends and others you pass, and shake souls with; they are the wells and forts in the deserts.. They mold, press, and help shake us, especially when it hurts.
So take heart friends, rise in the wind of your desert and walk. Find those people, or allow them to find you. Shake of the sand in your boots and raise your flag. For you are not alone in this world, you never were and never will be. For in every desert there is a well, and you may be that well for others. Drink deeply, and care for the ones that in your life daily, love them, care for them. We all walk in this desert, yet no of us has to do it alone.