So I just finished watching the movie The Little Prince. Yeah. I know. I’m a bit late. I’ve been hearing this movie all over the news program that our cafeteria tunes into, France24. Yep. It’s Africa and we watch French News Program.
I read this book 10 years ago. I’m not sure if it was on my first or third year in Highschool. And I’m not even sure now if it’s a reading assignment or what. But I can remember our English teacher lending us a copy of the book. She also shared that she gives it as a gift to her friends. I also tried giving this book as a gift.
The book is 180 pesos in the Philippines. The English version. But I can’t remember buying it for myself. I have the French version though. I bought it in a bookstore in Dakar last year. It costs 4000 FCF (7 USD). The book is originally in French and got translated into different languages. Even the movie is originally in French.
I won’t spoil the story or anything but it is really is a timeless book. It is originally written for children but this book has something more. Even as an adult, I was touched. It’s really sad how the way we see the world as we grow up. I hope we can forever see life from the eyes of a child. We are always busy with our daily hectic lives that we sometimes forget what really matters.
A line from the book got me thinking about life. I even put this on my laptop:
So I’ll just leave this right here:
“It is only with the heart that one can see rightly; what is essential is invisible to the eye.”