Lightly Child, Lightly.

I would have them be like the branch of the olive tree.
That one which bides its time.
Then they will feel within them,
like the swirling gust which tests the tree,
the impulse of God’s breath.

~ Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, from The Wisdom of the Sands


  • Poem: via distance between two doors. Photo: via Your Eyes Blaze Out
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  • Post Title & Inspiration: Aldous Huxley: “It’s dark because you are trying too hard. Lightly child, lightly. Learn to do everything lightly. Yes, feel lightly even though you’re feeling deeply. Just lightly let things happen and lightly cope with them.”

Le Petit Prince


Antoine de Saint-Exupéry’s 1943 classic The Little Prince is one of the best-selling books of all time.  It has now been adapted into a papercraft animated film scheduled for release in 2015.  Here’s a short (and beautiful) French trailer of what’s coming.

Find the English language film trailer for The Little Prince here: The Little Prince Trailer

Credits: Thank you SensualStarfish

Here is my secret, a very simple secret…

Nuovi santi

And now here is my secret, a very simple secret; it is only with the heart that one can see rightly, what is essential is invisible to the eye.

~ Antoine de Saint-Exupery









Antoine de Saint-Exupery (June, 1900 – July, 1944) was an aristocrat French Writer, poet and pioneering aviator. Laureate of several of France’s highest literary awards and also winner of the U.S. National Book Award.

Quote Source: Maureen Dowd: The Boy Who Wanted to Fly –

Painting by Omar Galliani titled “Nuovi santi”.  Thank you Artemis Dreaming.

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