The Little Prince
by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry
After a pilot’s plane crashes in the desert, he meets a little prince from another planet.
A popular and enduring tale, this book was so charming and sweet. The little prince tells of the absurdities of most adults, the fox he tamed, and the flower he left behind on his little planet. All the while the pilot illustrates some of these things, even though he never learned to draw anything other than a boa. We see a variety of people on a variety of planets, all doing a bunch of things that generally don’t make any real sense.
It’s a pretty simple story, it is a children’s story after all. But it shows how we shouldn’t lose our childish ability to see things with our hearts. How we should appreciate the things we’re connected to. And how lovely a thing it is to have been connected to something, although it may be sad to say goodbye.
Adults are silly. So don’t forget to smell the roses.