Friday, October 14, 2011

A sudden joy

All of us have had the experience of a sudden joy that came when nothing in the world had forewarned us of its coming - a joy so thrilling that if it was born of misery we remembered even the misery with tenderness.
-Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, Wind, Sand and Stars, 1939, translated from French by Lewis Galantière


  1. Kindred Spirit, I hope that you have received a sudden joy. It is my continual joy to check your site every day.

  2. Glad you're back at Sunday Snippets.

    I've always felt that Saint-Exupery, like Joyce Kilmer, left this earth too soon.

    The picture reminds me of some we took of children on a Victorian street in our town when we were photographers.

  3. Beautiful quote and beautiful pictures...

  4. I can hardly believe how long it's been since I've posted here. Please forgive me for replying so slowly to your lovely comments, dear ladies. May Almighty God bless you and reward your kindness.