In this giveaway, sponsored by 70th anniversary edition of The Little Prince,we wanted to hear your stories inspired by some favorite quotes from the book:
Grown-ups never understand anything by themselves, and it is tiresome for children to have to explain things to them always and forever.
When you’ve finished getting yourself ready in the morning, you must go get the planet ready.
Language is the source of misunderstandings.
Here is my secret. It is very simple: It is only with the heart that one can see rightly; what is essential is invisible to the eye.
You become responsible, forever, for what you have tamed.
We read through a whole bevy of entries to find the three stories that we felt best spoke to the sentiments expressed in Antoine de Saint-Exupéry’s classic novel. Click through to read their full stories, and click the Facebook “like” button on your favorite post to cast your vote. The winner will be the entry that receives the most Facebook “likes” by 11:59pm Eastern,Thursday, April 11.
Finalist #1: J.L. – “She knows her field inside and out, and she’s not afraid of seeming monomaniacal; I’ve known her to spend two months obsessing over a single recording of Tetrazzini, listening for a clue as to how that marvelous woman did what she did all those years ago….”
Finalist #2: Tracey – “Next time, with my map that showed only the place we needed to go, I would be at my leisure to imagine my trip to Neverland without having to worry about the grown-ups getting lost. Except, when next time came, they didn’t use my map….”
Finalist #3: Julianna – “For the first time ever, forever was achievable, believable. Imagine that, two people could actually be created by some force for each other. Unfortunately, forever is a long time and rarely unfolds the way involved parties desire….”
Good luck to our finalists, and thanks to all who submitted entries!
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