May 7, 2013

Le Petit Prince

Sometimes I draw pictures for my favorite books and songs. It helps to do something besides write words about them. In French class we read The Little Prince, by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry. Its a lovely little book about thinking like a child does. Or is it about love verses lust? Or taking care of the things that you tame? We spent a week on each chapter, discussing every possible meaning. Or maybe it wasn't meant to mean something deep, maybe it is just a simple story of a pilot and a prince. Or maybe it is one of the deepest books I have ever read for school. Read it, and decide you yourself (you can read it for free online). It's a wonderful little book. Getting to read in french was quite fun.

There happens to be a Regina Spektor song inspired by The Little Prince (and I love Regina Spektor). Its called Baobabs.

“People where you live," the little prince said, "grow five thousand roses in one garden... yet they don't find what they're looking for...

They don't find it," I answered.

And yet what they're looking for could be found in a single rose, or a little water..."

Of course," I answered.

And the little prince added, "But eyes are blind. You have to look with the heart.”

-Le Petit Prince