Here is my secret, it is very simple:
only one heart is sharp. The most important thing you will not see with your eyes.
A. de Saint-Exupéry
The French writer Antoine de Saint-Exupery was a pilot, flew over South America, over the Cordilleras, over the Sahara, laid new tracks, broke up, came to the aid of his comrades. He used to look at our Earth from above, from a height. Maybe this is what helped him to see the Planet of people in her and understand that every person is also a separate planet, with his sorrows, joys, loneliness. To overcome this loneliness, to connect people with subtle threads of mutual love, the heroes of the novels “Night Flight” and “South Postal” take off into the sky.
Shortly before his death, Saint-Exupery wrote a sad and mocking tale for children and adults, The Little Prince. A young man will know the world. And at the same time he encounters different creatures – a defenseless and capricious Rose, a pompous King, a courageous Lantern, a limp Drunkard who does not see anything further than his own nose by an Astronomer, troubled by the pilot’s accident, the wise Fox, the cunning Serpent. And those who live on small asteroids, and those who live on Earth, in fact revolve around their own problems, adults and important. The inner world of everyone is a closed space in which it is not easy to break through to another person, especially a child. Only two understand how difficult it is
Dialogue with Fox is taming the children’s trustful haste of the Little Prince. He teaches the boy the agonizing art of waiting. We must prepare the heart, the soul for friendship and love. To understand a person, one must learn to peer at it, to separate the main from trifles, to forgive minor shortcomings: the most important thing is always hidden inside, and you can not immediately see it. After parting with Rosa, and then with Lis, the Little Prince realizes how painful it is to break off emotional ties. Therefore, when he meets the pilot, he is sensitive to waiting for his real face to appear under the guise of external concern, when a tired adult who stands on the brink of death will see not just a strange child, but a Man. And he will be able to become a child for a while, understand the Little Prince and fall in love with him. And when the boy returns to his planet,