Saturday, June 24, 2006

Chapter 21---The Little Prince

The fox begs the Prince to tame him, which the Prince finally agrees to do, by arriving at 4 o'clock each afternoon and sitting a bit closer to the fox each time. In a few days the fox is eager for the arrival of the Prince and begins to look forward to it at three, and spends an hour in anticipation. Once tamed, the fox is sad to think the Prince must leave.

But the fox has taught the Prince two invaluable lessons, and a very important secret.

Lesson 1: Before we make a friend, people are like any of thousands of others in the world; once befriended, they become unique to us.

Lesson 2: We become reponsible, forever, for what we have tamed.

The secret is very simple:
It is only with the heart that one can see rightly;
What is essential is invisible to the eye
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I read The Little Prince in high school. Reading it again to Ben the last few nights, the secret was the only thing that I remembered, only after reading it again did that feeling of deja vu hit me.

2 comments:

r.b. said...

http://autismdiva.blogspot.com/2005_06_01_archive.html

Look and see the essential...


Morton Ann Gershberger

What is essential, is invisible to the eye.
www.icdl.com/dirFloortime/newsletter/documents/Vol5No2.pdf

r.b. said...

I don't know why I think her name is gershberger...probably because it's easier and old timers disease is setting in...

Let's try this..

Gernsbacher..Morton Ann Gernsbacher.

PROFOUND...we know so little, but lets use ABA on thse little "animals" instead...

We are STOOPID when it comes to autism. As Neytiri in my son's beloved "Avatar" says, "like babies". When will science/education/psychology admit that???

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