495. It is such a secret place, the land of tears. ~Antoine de Saint-Exupéry

The Holy Scriptures praise the dew of the morning
and the dew of the evening;
ros matutinum, ros serotinum!
Happy is he who possesses the gift of tears!
When young, he will bear flowers; 
when old, fruit!
~Joseph Roux, Meditations of a Parish Priest,
translated from French by Isabel F. Hapgood

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Tears are words
the heart can’t express.
~Author Unknown

“He will wipe every tear from their eyes. There will be no more death’ or mourning or crying or pain, for the old order of things has passed away.” ~Revelation 21:4   ✝

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22 thoughts on “495. It is such a secret place, the land of tears. ~Antoine de Saint-Exupéry

  1. Oh Wow MN, this is just beautiful. I’m a melancholy person myself (although everyone seems to think I’m sanguine), so tears are my friend. I’m going to have to come back to this again when it’s not 11:30pm. Going to pin it now.
    🙂 ❤


    • Thank you, MS. I’ve had a rough year since January and have cried bucket fulls at times. I’m a pretty strong individual, but I have my limits. I’m a very emotional person anyway so it doesn’t take much for me to cry. Methinks you and I are quite a bit alike, my friend. Rest well. Love and hugs, MN ❤

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  2. This was very close to my heart – you always choose the most wonderful verses to post, as well as the quotes, and at times your own words, which I love the most – but Natalie this was very near and dear to me. Thank you so much for sharing it ((((hugs)))). xoxoxoxox ❤ Kimberly


    • Thanks, Kimberly. I wrote it because I have spent so many times in the secret land of tears recently since I’m dealing with some painful health issues. They are not life-threatening, but there is a lot of pain associated with them, and although I’ve been seeing doctors about them, the issues have not been resolved yet. So it was near and dear to me as well; in fact I wrote it after a very painful, tearful, and nearly sleepless night. So it was cathartic and started me on my way back out of the secret land of tears. Huge hugs to you and lots of love to you, sweet girl! N ❤ ❤ ❤


  3. Ah Natalie!!! Tears are words the heart can’t express…
    And Saint Exupery’s quote… the land of tears. A secret place that opens so many doors. I reminds me of a proverb (I don’t remember where it is from) that says something like “break a heart and there find a treasure”… sometimes we must have our heart broken, it’s the way to find a treasure… and Rumi says: “The wound is the place where the Light enters you.”… so, yes, we have to cry, to write the poem God wants to read… thank you. Have a nice week my dear friend 🙂 ♥


    • Same here, Theresa. In fact, this was written after a very painful, tearful, and nearly sleepless night. It was my way of trying to come back from the secret land of tears. I’m so glad it touched you in your tearful season as well. I pray that the Lord heals whatever ails your family member and that He comforts you in the aching of your heart in your concern for him/her. Hugs and love, N 🙂 ❤


      • I hate the thought of a lady like you having sorrow of any kind. Thank you for telling me this, and thank you again for this beautiful post. I just read a letter from a precious friend. We were talking about the same topic. Both you and she have helped me to see how precious it is to use the gift of writing to minister to others. Now that I think about it, there was another woman just a couple days ago who said something to me, as well. You are so precious in the Lord’s sight!

        Love and blessings,


      • How sweet, Theresa, but none of us are exempt from sorrow in this world! Sorrow comes to everyone and the Lord can use for good if we let him. Yes, if our gift is writing then we can use it to minister. I’m not physically able to go on mission trips, but I can work my way around the world with the written word and plant seeds for the Lord through my posts. You are precious in the Lord’s sight too, Theresa and I hope you do continue to use the gift of words that He has given you. Your sorrow will pepper what you have to say with His love and compassion and understanding. Much love and blessings to you too. And huge hugs as well!!! N ❤ ❤ ❤


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