The Story of a Little Prince
“Oh, simple thing, where have you gone? I’m getting tired and I need someone to rely on.” Lily Allen, Somewhere Only We Know
There was once a little prince who lived by himself on a small asteroid called b612. He believed that he should take care of his planet, so he always cleaned his three volcanoes and cut the baobabs trees roots that secretly grew underground and could split the planet into pieces.
One day, a seed mysteriously blossomed and turned into a flower. The little prince had never seen a flower. “You are so beautiful“, he said. “I’m going to water you and protect you with this glass globe at night.” The little prince decided to call her rose, he loved her very much and rose loved her little prince.
They were together all the time but because rose was constantly demanding for the little prince attention, he started to detach her feelings towards him. The little prince decided it was time for him to make new friends. So, he went on a trip around the universe, leaving rose behind.
On the first planet, the little prince found a king who had lived there on his own for many years when he saw the little prince, he happily said, “good, good, I have someone to rule now.” So the king started to order him around and called him his subject but the little prince was not used to taking orders from anyone. ‘Friends do not give orders anyway‘, so he decided to leave the little prince continued his journey.
On the next planet he found a man very well dressed. The coinceted man said to the little prince, “oh, now I have someone to admire me.” The man dressed in all sorts of clothes and expected the little prince always to tell him how good he looked but after some time little prince thought, “Friendship should not be based only on compliments.” So, he left.
On the next planet, the little prince found an old man with lots of books around him.”What are all those books about?” The little prince asked. “I’m a geographer.” Said the old man, “So, I write about the rivers, the mountains, and the deserts. Tell me about your planet, so I can write about it.” The little prince started talking about himself, the volcanoes and the baobabs trees and of course about his rose. “How wonderful.” Said the geographer, “but I can only write about the things that last forever, so I can not write about you, and your rose.” The little prince never thought that he or his rose were not eternal and he felt sad. The geographer had no interest in him and friends do, so he left and travelled to a planet called earth.
On earth, the little prince met a fox and asked her “can we be friends?”, the fox answered, “only if you tame me.” The little prince was intrigued, “what does taming mean?” He asked. “It means to establish ties, to create a bond.” The fox said. “Otherwise, you are just a little boy to me. Like thousands of other little boys and I have no need of you and you too, have no need of me, for I am just like any other fox.” The little prince responded, “I’m beginning to understand. I have a flower. I think I have tamed her. I miss her a lot.” So, the little prince realized, that even though his flower was so proud and temperamental, she was unique to him and a true friend. “My rose needs me.”
He thought, so he decided to go back. Back to his volcanoes, into his baobabs tree. And the little prince saw her, he hugged his beautiful rose and said, “I’m responsible for you and I will be with you, forever.”
My dear kind of future prince, I’m the rose that you have tamed. I will let you wander, but you know at the end of the day, someday, you will always have me. I strongly believe in this, ‘jodoh pasti bertemu’