“What makes a desert beautiful is that it hides a well somewhere.”

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Author Antoine De Saint Exupery was an aviator for many years. In December 1945, his plane went down in the Sahara desert. With only one day’s worth of liquid, he and his mechanic/navigator survived for four days. Their lives were saved by a Bedouin who discovered them and administered life-saving rehydration.

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Once upon a time, there was a little prince who lived on a planet that was barely larger than he, and who needed a friend.

Antoine de Saint-Exupéry published The Little Prince in 1943. (The story doesn’t begin with the above sentence, but it might have, if the Brothers Grimm had written it.)

 

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Some big lessons from the little prince ~

Remember to look beyond the surface.

Don’t hide your true feelings; it will cost you everything that is important.

Judge yourself before you judge others.

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There is very little substance in coveting the admiration of others.

You should never take yourself too seriously.

Don’t forget to enjoy your life — take a moment and take it all in.

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Follow your instincts to explore.

Care for the the things you have, for they cannot be replaced.

Sometimes you have to let those you love fly free.

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Think back to when you were a curious imaginative tyke. I bet you can remember a lot ~ houses and cars in your neighborhood, peculiarities of your neighbors, where you played, where you walked, where you dared not go. As grownups, we aren’t nearly as aware, our child-like joy of living a wide-awake life flattened, and so, we ‘see’ less and less.  Been there, done that.

*OK,what do you see?

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All grown-ups were once children … but only few of them remember it.

*It’s a boa constrictor that has eaten an elephant.

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In this slim volume, The Little Prince teaches kids about being les grandes personnes, grownups. But, truly, it teaches Big People about how to be Better Big People.  At the end of the day, isn’t that all that really matters?

 

Toni 3/24/16

8 thoughts on “DID SOMEONE SAY #TBT?

  1. This is one of my favorite books! Every now and then I pull it off the shelf just to savor once again the spirit of child hood. I am sure many of your fans will run out to buy a copy for their nightstands.

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      1. It’s not out yet in Norway, it’s due late May in cinemas (Norwegian dubbed). I have seen the trailer, and I am not entirely sure what to think of the animation style compared to the original drawings.
        I will probably buy the film when it comes out on BluRay 🙂

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