the little van that could

Draw me a sheep! / Dessine-moi un mouton!

SAM_1045 Antoine de Saint-Exupery(1900–1944)

the author of the novella The Little Prince.

In 1927, he arrived to Tarfaya

in the south of Morocco

that stands for Atlantic ocean and the Sahara desert

as a representative of the air postal company he worked for.

The desert, the stars, the sand dunes, and the search of  the sheeps

as well as the wisdom of the desert people

are some of the elements that he received inspiration

and are written literally and poetically.

“When he lights his street lamp, it is as if he brought one more star to life, or one flower. When he puts out his lamp, he sends the flower, or the star, to sleep. That is a beautiful occupation. And since it is beautiful, it is truly useful.”


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