Tuesday, 29 June 2010

Apropos of Nothing the Google Doodle...

yesterday was of The Little Prince:-

If you go today it's back to the usual format.

I was quite chuffed with myself when I used it at work and thought Why is the Google a drawing from The Little Prince?

Well it's the 110th anniversary of Antoine de Saint-Exupery who wrote The Little Prince. He was born on 29th June 1900.

The Little Prince contains one of my favourite lines in literature and something well worth remembering.

"It is only with the heart that one can see rightly, what is essential is invisible to the eye."

If you've never read The Little Prince I'd urge you to give it a read, even if only once. If nothing else, when I read it, it made me appreciate how easily we lose the gift of our imagination.

Edited to update post - the drawing was only there on the 29th, but I'm glad I spotted it. :) Made me get my copy off the bookshelf and have a re-read. :)


Nicole said...

I love The Little Prince! Thanks for drawing this to my attention... I don't think we have it here in the States.

LesleyW said...

Nicole - You're welcome. :) It didn't cross my mind til you posted that it might only be on Google UK. It's only when I saw the drawing that I realized it must be some sort of anniversary to do with the book.

Mike said...

It's up in about 30 countries around the world. Sadly not the US, but I hope those in the US will visit other domains or sites like this as they find out about the doodle. :)

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Sullivan McPig said...

What a fun way of drawing attention to an anniversary.

Chris said...

Argh. It didn't show at the UK site when I went there. *sniff*

I love that book! "If you tame me, then we will need each other."

LesleyW said...

Mike - Thank you

Sullivan - it certainly caught my attention.

Chris - I think you just missed it. And you quoted one of my other favourite lines from the story. :)