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Written by Joshua MacFarlane
"I am thirsty for this water there"
Which water does the Little Prince refers to? This water is not from a Saharan well while we are in full desert, but it is the water of a village well with rim, pulley and bucket. This well is a place of life; the cord connects the water contained in the depths of mother earth. The arrival of this water while it is coming up in the bucket is the food base of our conscience. Here the water is something else than just refreshing because it was born from the walk under the stars, the song of the pulley, the effort of our arms, it is good for the heart. It is in the well of water of each of us that is hidden the truth of life, we can draw it naked and pure.
"If you tame me, said the Fox, we shall need each other."
There is no more fear when intelligent reasoning is linked to love. Each one needs the other, they cannot do without each other, and therefore they will love each other.
"The stars are beautiful because of a flower that we cannot see." "Goodbye," said the Fox, "here is my secret, one sees clearly only with the heart. The essential is invisible to the eyes."
What is interesting is that the Fox said this without ever having experienced it and the Little Prince has experienced it but without knowing it!
"I shall look like it hurts - I shall look I am dying - I'll look like death and it will not be true. I cannot take this body!”
The Little Prince is the soul. He was killed in appearance only by the bite of a snake so that he would be able to move through space and go back to his star and to his rose.
“All grown-ups were once children... but only few of them remember it.”
In each one of us there is a dormant child that we never remember to bring up to live again. The innocence is lost in the grown-ups world.
“It is the time you have wasted for your rose that makes your rose so important.”
It is not the material value of things that should make them important to us, but the meaning that those things have, their sentimental value.
“The most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or touched; they are felt with the heart.”
The most beautiful things in life are not the material things, but the things that have touched our hearts, our feelings.
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