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Literary Tattoos: Le Petit Prince Antoine de Saint Exupéry

This is Bailey‘s Le Petit Prince tattoo.

It comes from the end of the book, when the prince has left and all the pilot has to look at is the star. In English:

“Here, then, is a great mystery. For you who also love the little prince, and for me, nothing in the universe can be the same if somewhere, we do not know where, a sheep that we never saw has–yes or no?–eaten a rose . . .

“Look up at the sky. Ask yourselves: is it yes or no? Has the sheep eaten the flower? And you will see how everything changes . . .

“And no grown-up will ever understand that this is a matter of so much importance!”

I got it to remind myself – and anyone who sees it, and asks me about it – to always look deeper.

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