“Goodbye,” said the fox. “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-Exupéry, The Little Prince.
Remembering Antoine de Saint-Exupéry on his birthday.
Antoine de Saint-Exupéry was born in Lyons on June 29, 1900. On July 31, 1944, he and his aircraft disappeared over occupied France.
The in-between time was his beautiful life, including: growing up in a castle; failing the entrance exams for the French naval academy; enrolling at l’Ecole des Beaux-Arts (art school); serving in the military (beginning in 1921) and learning to be a pilot; crashing a couple of planes (1935 and 1938); being lost for three days in the Libyan desert (1935); and, publishing The Little Prince (1943).