This was sent to me by a very elderly friend who is, alas, not in the best of health. She is a very tough, old, Jewish lady with a sparkling sense of humour and she and I hit it off when we first met some thirty years ago.
I read it and was moved:
“You - you alone will have the stars as no one else has them...In one of the stars I shall be living. In one of them I shall be laughing. And so it will be as if all the stars were laughing, when you look at the sky at night...You - only you - will have stars that can laugh.”
They are the words of a Frenchman whose name is known to me but of whose biography I know very little except that he was a brave and pioneering airman - Antoine de Saint Exupéry.