Guys, that Little Prince Trailer is doing things to me. I’ve watched it probably over 30 times today and it still makes me want to cry.
It seriously has me thinking. And the more I thought, the worse I got.
The Little Prince. I’ve studied that book. I’ve wondered and wished and read and turned and flipped and thought of a million different things it could be about.
I think I finally figured it out.
gigiree, you love the book too. Tell me if I’ve got this right.
The Little Prince is about a boy remembering how to die.
More than that, it is a book that gives reason for dying. For if we are alone in our life, then there is no reason to die. And the boy did not leave until he had exactly one friend. Because death is not a punishment nor is it truly someone being taken away. Death is essential for memories. Because if no one died, no one could be remembered. And in order to die, you must first find someone with whom those memories are allowed to stay.
The Little Prince is a book telling people that its okay to be sad and its okay to know that death happens. But it also tells children that when a person dies, we must remember them. Even if that means a story must be written or only the stars can watch on. Because if one person remembers, then you’ve never really died. You’re simply waiting on a planet that you’ve tamed to sing your name and a world that is all your own. We are all Princesses and Princes. But to obtain our own little world, we must first have the friends to remind us that we are just as mortal as the stars that we surround us.
The Little Prince is a book about death. The Little Prince is a book about life. And the Little Prince is a book about how memories can only exist if we allow ourselves to be brave and remember just how little time we have to tame the world and how oftentimes having one friend is more than being a ruler of a place that is bigger than yourself.
Did I get it right?