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L'astéroïde Automne (Autumn)

I'm standing on an asteroid inspired by Le Petit Prince

a terribly wonderful novella by French aviator Antoine de Saint-Exupéry

Written in 1943 it has been translated into more than 180 languages

and is one of the best selling books ever, having sold more than 80 million copies

 

* The Little Prince himself is on the other side of my asteroid!

Only children can see him, although we grownups may catch a glimpse sometimes.

 

Some good links are:

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Little_Prince

www.lepetitprince.com/

en.wikiquote.org/wiki/The_Little_Prince

 

My favorite quotation is:

On ne voit bien qu'avec le cœur. L'essentiel est invisible pour les yeux.

One only sees well with the heart. The essential is invisible to the eyes.

 

Some real asteriods have been named in honor of The Petite Prince and the author:

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Petit-Prince_(asteroid) 1998

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/46610_B%c3%a9sixdouze B612 1993

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2578_Saint-Exup%c3%a9ry Saint-Exupéry 1975

 

I hope I can find some more asteriods for you.

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Taken on November 20, 2009