“I am looking for friends. What does that mean — tame?”
“It is an act too often neglected,” said the fox. “It means to establish ties.”
“To establish ties?”
“Just that,” said the fox. “To me, you are still nothing more than a little boy who is just like a hundred thousand other little boys. And I have no need of you. And you, on your part, have no need of me. To you I am nothing more than a fox like a hundred thousand other foxes. But if you tame me, then we shall need each other. To me, you will be unique in all the world. To you, I shall be unique in all the world….”
-The Little Prince
It is not easy to love, it requires effort. When we love, we don’t push ourselves into the other. We patiently wait until that person opens the door for us to come in, but because we love, we will never cross the doorstep to get inside that private space. Rather, we will choose to look at that fluid and vulnerable inside through the window or that open door. That, that is loving.