Friday, July 31, 2015

le petit prince

I have been distant from my blog recently, because I have been taking breaks away from the Internet and technology in general. I have been trying to read more and watch television less. Trying to be in the present moment surrounded by family that I rarely see, instead of hiding my face behind my smart phone.

Internet does not come so easily here, it is a task to connect to wifi. I am trying to see the struggle as a sign for me to disconnect. With less than a week left in my country. I am going to soak in what I have.

One of the books I read recently is a book that every child reads here in school. A French book you might have heard of that tells us of the travels of a little boy.

One of the powerful messages that struck me:

 And now here is my secret, a very simple secret: It is only with the heart that one can see rightly; what is essential is invisible to the eye.” 

-Antoine de Saint-Exupery, The Little Prince

Take in that message. Disconnect from the chaos of the internet. & find the beautiful things in life that you feel with your heart.