T for THE LITTLE PRINCE
"Once upon a time there was a little prince who lived on a planet that was scarcely any bigger than himself, and who had need of a sheep."
Such an opening. Why would a little prince live alone on his little planet and why would he need a sheep? Another question came up when I read that the aviator drew the little prince a box, implying that the sheep he wanted was inside the box. And that's all the little prince ever wanted. Perfect!
It managed to make me wondering about so many things, not only things in the book itself, but also things in my life too.
Certain things happened, or maybe way too much has been going on in our life, but sometimes we just forgot that it does happen, and rather to it did happen. And...sometimes we forgot things that had happened were once happened for the first time too, one day.
It also snapped me to realize that I'm growing up too, we all are. I was once a kid, but sometimes I just wish to grow up faster.
As a kid, of course we had a dream of living as a grown-up. Wait, never heard of that? Oh, c'mon that's why Xavier Lopez Ancona invented Kidzania, the world of grown-ups catching up with every child's dream. And maybe as grown-ups, we had a dream of turning back time to when we were once a kid. But, not for this particular person, which happened to be an acquaintance of mine who hates kids as a grown-up and even when he was once a kid. Well, it got me wondering, something bad must've happened to his childhood that has shaped him the way he is now. Strange right? Then again, the little prince had me wondering, perhaps it's not the childhood that he doesn't want to remember, but the grown-ups that made him feel like the way he was and he is. It's never be a child-like thing when we are a child. Since we were all once a child. In the mind of a grown-up, understanding a child is like going into the child-like things, but maybe when you meet that little prince from orbit B612, you'll soon change your mind because you've just met a fascinating mind, so mesmerizing, only a child can think of.
Have you realized that when we become a grown-up, all the "first-things" is just a daily routine, passing by just like the sun who catches the moon faster as each day goes by even faster when we grow up? I was wondering too, why do days go by pretty quickly as every year gets a year older. That means I'm growing up and I'm the one who doesn't even know that I am.
The little prince has shaped the way I think that growing up is pretty scary as two options have grown up too, becoming so many options to handle. "Being a grown up" ... how does it feel?