Here are some of my favorite quotes from the book:
In the French version, St. Exupery calls grown-ups "les grandes personnes." Here are ways that I did not act like une grand personne on my trip to Nice and Monaco."Grown-ups never understand anything by themselves, and it is tiresome for children to be always and forever explaining things to them."
"Grown-ups love figures. When you tell them that you have made a new friend, they never ask you any questions about essential matters. They never say to you, 'What does his voice sound like? What games does he love best? Does he collect butterflies?' Instead, they demand: 'How old is he? How many brothers has he? How much does he weigh? How much money does his father make?' Only from these figures do they think they have learned anything about him."
1) I ate a lot of gelato from Crema di Gelato: the best gelato I've ever had:
2) I was incredibly distracted by bright, pretty colors, and could've spent all day looking at these little treasures at the market:
4) While in Monaco, instead of taking pictures of more sophisticated things, Anna and I were attracted to a big sculpture of american candy and a bunny painting.
5) And finally, in Monaco, I took time to stop and smell the tulips like I did in Nashville's Centennial Park as a little person.
So there you have it; sometimes, I think it is better to act like une petite personne in life, like le petit Prince.