that is impressive, the age of a man! that summarizes all his life. this maturity of his has taken a long time to achieve. it was grown through so many obstacles conquered, so many serious illnesses cured, so many griefs appeased, so many despairs overcome, so many dangers unconsciously passed. it has grown through so many desires, so many hopes, so many regrets, so many lapses, so much love. the age of a man, that represents a good load of experience and memories. in spite of decoys, jolts, and ruts, you have continued to plod like a horse drawing a cart.
words: antoine de saint-exupery | (a selection from) letter to a hostage
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