Let yourself sit by an apple tree… Assieds toi sous un pommier…


La vie va te casser. Personne ne peut t’en protéger, et vivre seul n’aidera pas, car la solitude aussi te brisera avec sa nostalgie. Il te faut Aimer. Il te faut ressentir. C’est pour cela que tu es sur terre. Tu es ici pour risquer ton coeur. Tu es ici pour être englouti. Et quand il t’arrivera d’être cassé, ou trahi, ou quitté, ou blessé ou effleuré par la mort, assieds toi sous un pommier et écoute les pommes tomber et s’entasser autour de toi, gaspillant leur douceur.

Dis toi que tu en as goûté autant que tu le pouvais.


Life will break you. Nobody can protect you from that, and living alone won’t either, for solitude will also break you with its yearning. You have to Love. You have to feel. It is the reason you are here on earth. You are here to risk your heart. You are here to be swallowed up. And when it happens that you are broken, or betrayed, or left, or hurt, or death brushes near, let yourself sit by an apple tree and listen to the apples falling all around you in heaps, wasting their sweetness.

Tell yourself you tasted as many as you could.

Louise Erdrich


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