When I first came upon this story, I didn’t understand it. The initial fascination was the type of animation used. My first exposure to it was as a video that had been made for one of the major online outlets. I was taken by the creativity first of a story within a story, and second what that story within the story had to offer.
Unfortunately, the video (as always) left something to be desired. I wasn’t sure what it was until I read the book. There truly is a secret hidden inside. One that is spelt out quite clearly, yet the more I have read, listened to, and finished the audio I realized more and more. I will continue to read this story many times over just for that secret, with the hopes of an even better understanding still.
Antoine De Saint-Exupéry was a French aviator, aristocrat, poet, writer, and journalist. He was born in 1900 in Lyon, France and passed in 1944.
Before world war II he was a successful commercial pilot. After the war broke out he flew reconnaissance for the French Air Force. His passing occurred as so many of the most famous pilots’ passings do. It is supposed and no one really knows. For he disappeared over the Mediterranean on a reconnaissance mission in July 1944 and is believed to have died at that time.
While he does have other works, and there is much more to his life, I’m going to leave you now with his Little Prince. It is my sincere hope you listen to this many times or pick up the book. Such a beautiful story: