Literature Meme: (3/10) Prose ↳ Le Petit Prince / The Little Prince by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry
The Little Prince is a poetic tale, with watercolour illustrations by the author, in which a pilot stranded in the desert meets a young prince fallen to Earth from a tiny asteroid. The story is philosophical and includes societal criticism, remarking on the strangeness of the adult world. Though ostensibly a children’s book, The Little Prince makes several profound and idealistic observations about life and human nature. For example, Saint-Exupéry tells of a fox meeting the young prince during his travels on Earth. The story’s essence is contained in the lines uttered by the fox to the little prince: On ne voit bien qu’avec le cœur. L’essentiel est invisible pour les yeux. (“One sees clearly only with the heart. What is essential is invisible to the eye.”) (x)
I’m giving you a night call to tell you how I feel I want to drive you through the night, down the hills I’m gonna tell you something you don’t want to hear I’m gonna show you where it’s dark, but have no fear
Here’s the thing- When you combine Fall Out Boy and Gloria Gaynor, you get a song better than either of the originals. These backgrounds work better with Arms Race than the original, really. Mighty Mike is amazing.