I watched, last night, the animated film of Antoine de Saint-Exupéry’s The Little Prince.
And I stopped the recording with this quote … and replayed it.
Because it is the truth that we have, perhaps, forgotten in our increasingly technocratic and “let’s rationalise some madness and a Gulag somewhere using only our heads and some carefully chosen numbers … which we’ll call ‘objective’ & ‘professional’.”
… hmmm …
Loved The Little Prince. As I loved de Saint-Exupéry’s Wind, Sand and Stars. He writes about his aeroplane crash in the desert in the latter …
… and on lying on his back in that Saharan dark stillness looking ‘down’ at the stars, floating in space.
David Abrams writes about that sensation as well – walking on those narrow paths in a Balinese paddy field with the stars in the water beneath you … and above you … surrounding you – in his The Spell of the Sensuous.
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