Thursday, September 22, 2011

What is Essential...

Le Petit Prince
The Little Prince
Den Lille Prinsen
~Antoine de Saint-Exupéry

The NVO has three favorite books; "The Little Prince"
by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry is one of the three.
He has collected copies since his childhood and has copies in several languages.

 Domy, note that French is front and center. :-)
Yes, I see that one is upside down (I'm sorry Manja, it's the German one).
I'm reveling in the perfection of the imperfection. ;-)

The NVO has a very special story related to the book that
he will tell on his blog in the near future.

His favorite text from the book is as follows:
"On ne voit bien qu'avec le cœur.
L'essentiel est invisible pour les yeux."

Translated in English as:

When we met, the NVO did not have a Norwegian version, can you believe it?
  A trip to Norway in 2009 constituted a hunt for "Den Lille Prinsen" -
to our surprise and delight it was easy to find.
In fact we purchased a regular paperback in Andalsnes and later
 this beautiful pop-up version in Molde. 
As far as I am concerned the collection is complete with French, English,
Norwegian, German, and Dutch,
but I have a feeling we are still collecting. ;-)

The Rose

"The Rose" has significant meaning in the book and I would like to think that I am the rose in my Little Prince's life, but I am afraid I may very well be "The Counter" (the business man). :-)
I cannot stop counting!

Early on in our courtship I stitched this for the NVO,
I laid the photo down outside and as an extra added bonus accidently 
caught the trees and the sky in the reflection. Kinda' cool huh?

Oh well, "The Little Prince" is a beautiful story and I am so
fortunate to love a man who loves such a story.
The NVO truly knows...
what is essential...

5 comments:

  1. The way your stitching photographed it looks like you actually stitched it on material that already had sky and trees. Very cool! Your husband has a very neat collection of books. Hope you have a great weekend. Tammy

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  2. I remember reading "Le Petit Prince" in high school French class. I love the illustrations. Thanks for bringing back a fun memory.

    P.S. My name is actually Sue but you may certainly call me Annette if you prefer. :)

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  3. Yes a seeeeeeeeeee :)
    "Dessine moi un mouton !"
    A bientôt !!

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  4. I love the comments!

    T-Yes, he has introduced me to some fantastic books.

    Oh no, Sue - do not know where I got so mixed up. Apologies. :-)

    Ha ha Domy - sheep, yes I will draw you sheep. Very clever comment!

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  5. Wow, this is lovely! I would like to know more about NVO ;)

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