79 of 100 Happy Days: Laughing with the Stars

“And when your sorrow is comforted (time soothes all sorrows) you will be content that you have known me. You will always be my friend. You will want to laugh with me. And you will sometimes open your window, so, for that pleasure… It will be as if, in place of the stars, I had given you a great number of little bells that knew how to laugh…”
-Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, The Little Prince

(trans. Katherine Woods)

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A quote from one of my favourite books that matches the nostalgia I feel today. It won’t be long before a year has gone by since my university graduation. And every graduation before that. I miss a lot of people.

But I take comfort in that every star out there is another little laugh, as the little prince said. We’re all under the same sky after all. Cue the song ‘Somwhere Out There’ from the film An American Tail.

PS. It’s time to reconnect.

75 of 100 Happy Days: Past

Sometimes I wonder what it was like long, long before I was born. How different was it back then?  Would I have liked it?

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Or perhaps they were all having the same thoughts. Going through the same joys, grief, fears and concerns. Same stories.

Ps.  Above is the photo of my mum’s ang pow packets from before her time. They were tiny as they only had to be filled with small amounts of money. One of the things that didn’t go smaller as they got newer.