The Little Prince ➶

Adam Gopnik, writing about Antoine de Saint-Exupéry’s Le Petit Prince in The New Yorker:

The desert and the rose—his life as an intrepid aviator and his life as a baffled lover—were his inspiration. But between those two experiences, skewering them, dividing them with a line, was the war.

What a strange memory reading this piece has made surface in my mind: A theater production of “O Pequeno Príncipe“ that I attended as a kid in Rio de Janeiro, I think (I need to ask my mom)!

In today’s stream I will be flying the airplane that Antoine flew for the French postal service, the Bréguet XIV, which is in the new update for the IL-2 Sturmovik flight simulator.

✶ Thursday, 28 October 2021

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