Tuesday, August 07, 2007

The Little Prince

One of the most beautiful book I have ever read is The Adventure of Little Prince. This YouTube video is the frist part of the cartoon based on the book that I used to watch on our national TV in Iran. The cartoon is not following the book but the overall idea is the same. The book is so lovely and simple. The little prince is just a pure person that means what ever he says. The cartoon is also so positive. One of my favorite parts is chapter 21, the conversation between fox and the little prince where the fox said “tame me”. Let me put some part of the conversation here:

“But if you tame me …I shall know the sound of a step that will be different from all the others. Other steps send me hurrying back underneath the ground. Yours will call me, like music, out of my burrow.” fox said.

he used to believe that there is just one rose in the entire world and it’s his he was disappointed when he discovered garden of roses identical to the one he had on his own planet, but when the fox told him about the idea of tame he said to the roses:

“You are not at all like my rose… No one has tamed you, and you have tamed no one. You are like my fox when I first knew him. He was only a fox like a hundred thousand other foxes. But I have made him my friend, and now he is unique in all the world…You are beautiful, but you are empty…an ordinary passerby would think that my rose looked just like you, the rose that belongs to me. But in herself alone she is more important than all the hundreds of you other roses: because it is she that I have watered; because it is she that I have put under the glass globe …Because she is my rose.”

You know it is true in our everyday life, for example when you buy a house there are millions other houses that would seems more beautiful than what you have, and this idea can prevent you from buying anything as you are always worry that maybe better one is just a ahead, but you know what it doesn’t matter how many gorgeous houses are out there the one that you like this moment is unique since you tame it…I hope you don’t get puzzled..:)))


BEHI said...

The last part is what I feel and mean exactly about the things that are connected to me and I see myself attached emotionally to them, not because of them being the best or unique in the whole world, but, because of all the best and unique memories and bonds that "I" had or have with them in my own world.

Well said :).

Abadany dar Holland said...

I read the book recently again and childhood memories came up...

Thanks for sharing this.

Frieda said...

Mine too, but I can not get my 11 year old son read it. He says it's too boring. These days kids are attracted to fast action, too much drama types of books..too bad, I do think this book is a little gem!
thanks for the you tube link, I will show it to my kids.

Hiva said...

Honestly I got the main point of the book when I was 20 :) but I did enjoy the cartoon when I was 11 years old:)))