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Yesterday, was reading with my grandson the book The Little Prince by Antoine De Saint-Exupery, published 1943.  A cute story overall but here is an excerpt from the story.  The dialog is between the Little Prince and a man in the story.


"And at night you will look up at the stars. Where I live everything is so small that i cannot show you where my star is to be found. It is better, like that. My star will be just one of the stars, for you. And so, you will love to watch all the stars in the heavens... they will all be your friends. And, besides, I am going to make you a present.  

What are you trying to say? asked the Prince.

All men have the stars, he answered, but not all stars are the same thing for different people. For some, who are travelers, the stars are guides. For farmers the stars are a clock used for scheduling the fields.  For others they are no more than little lights up in the sky.  For others, who are scholars, they are problems. For my businessman, they are wealth."


A lovely little snippet from a french childs story. A story where the author wove the magic of the stars for a young person to enjoy.  Maybe planting a seed that grows into an astronomer.   Just wanted to share.  Maybe you will add where you saw an unexpected connection between a subject and the stars.