Loose glitter is almost as terrible as chalk; I hate it. Things that have glitter firmly embedded are tolerable.
TPBM has chalk on their hands regularly, whether as a rock-climber, gymnast, teacher, artist, or for some other reason.
When he lights his streetlamp, it is as if he brought one more star to life, or one flower.
When he puts out his lamp, he sends the flower, or the star, to sleep.
That is a beautiful occupation.
- Le Petit Prince, Antoine de Saint-Exupéry