The Little Prince

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“I did not know what to say to him. I felt awkward and blundering. I did not know how I could reach him, where I could overtake him and go on hand in hand with him once more. It is such a secret place, the land of tears.”

A quote from THE LITTLE PRINCE by Antoine de Saint Exupery…one of my favourite books and one every man, woman & child should read…

 

So the little prince tamed the fox. And when the hour of his departure drew near –

“Ah,” said the fox, “I shall cry.”

“Its your own fault,” said the little prince. “I never wished you any harm; but you wanted me to tame you…”

“Yes, that is so,” said the fox.

“But now you are going to cry!” said the little prince.

“Yes, that is so,” said the fox.

“Then it has done you no good at all!”

“It has done me good,” said the fox, “because of the colour of the wheat fields.” And then he added: “Go and look again at the roses. You will understand now that yours is unique in all the world. Then come back to say goodbye to me, and I will make you a present of a secret.”

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The little prince went away, to look again at the roses…..And when he went back to meet the fox. “Goodbye,” he said.

“Goodbye,” said the fox. “And now here is my secret, a very simple secret: It is only with the heart that one can see rightly; what is essential is invisible to the eye.”….

“It is the time you have wasted for your rose that makes your rose so important.”….

“Men have forgotten this truth,” said the fox. “But you must not forget it. You become responsible forever, for what you have tamed.

You are responsible for your rose….”

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Jen Goldie

"Life is made up of small comings and goings and for everything we take with us, we leave a part of ourselves behind" - Summer of 42

2 thoughts on “The Little Prince”

  1. I always loved the part where the LP asked him to draw a sheep. Since he couldn’t draw a sheep the LP wouldn’t find fault with, he drew a box with holes and told him it was inside.

    Also, the story kind of showed that society has a lot of rules on what makes someone “successful” and “functional,” and that’s shown with the neighborhood’s/mother’s attitude to the Aviator, who is actually a happy, reflective man despite hints of mental illness (hoarding, delusions, reclusive).
    Very triggering movie. Awesome post!!😊

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