The Little Prince – The moment I received the book, the name and cover kept me wondering how Rajeev & Gagan thought of sending a kid’s book to their contacts. I didn’t even open. I knew there was something for sure so kept it in my routine bag to look at whenever I get some free moments for my next read.
Few days back, I got that book out.
Startled. Surprised. I couldn’t resist reading it whole. It was for me. And for everybody else. Whether someone is 8 or 80, The Little Price by Antoine De Saint – Exupery would be a cherished read. You’d just know why in a while.
Here is why this book is and will be one of the special reads of my life.
I have always felt that children have higher IQ & EQ than adults… Because adults stop trusting & listening to their heart as they grow up.
The book begins with an innocent drawing of something. I guessed it’s a drawing of something inside some snake looking thing.
It was a Boa Constrictor with an elephant swallowed.
[I was wondering if Boa big enough exist to eat a whole elephant? Even a baby elephant?]
When Antoine showed it, adults, they guessed everything else but a snake.
I was glad to find the child still living inside me.
The author meets the Little Prince who came from a different planet.
Growing up makes sense when we grow more abilities along. Listening could be one while keeping that habit of asking questions intact… just like when we were children.
Noted & accepted, Antoine. I didn’t just read your book. I imbibed it.
He is what! A mushroom?
For the little price, grown-ups are mushrooms.
I wouldn’t like to be called or be a mushroom. Never.
How wise and entertaining at the same time, Antoine. I could read and sense the meaning. Did you?
Have realistic expectations. I got that, Antoine.
Wake-up. Be you. Speak up!
And what kept and imprinted on my mind… forever… to gave me the way to a different journey now onward.[Tweet “The little prince never let go of a question once he had asked it. #thelittleprince #childlike #bookreview”] [Tweet “It is such a secret place, the land of tears. #thelittleprince #joy”]
Thank you, Rajeev & Gagan, for this fantastic read. It’s one of the best gifts I have received so far, gladly at the beginning of a new year and a new untold journey I was about to start this year.
This is one of the easiest yet most powerful and wise books one can read. No wonder why it is the 3rd most selling book in the world.
I will love to hear your thoughts if you read it. Is there any book you recommend? Share it comments.
If you haven’t read it yet, go, get it. You’d see a change in you. Even if it is the slightest one, it’d be big.
Stay shining & smiling