An article titled ‘The Best Children’s Books of 2015’ by Maria Popova on brainpickings.org started out with a disclaimer or a justification of sorts for a simple feeling of enjoying certain book types. Maybe because it defies the kind of taste and maturity people must display as they grow up and age.
It quoted some of the more ‘listened to’ people for sending out vibes of approval in the air. Lol.
Like J.R.R. Tolkien vehemently asserting that there is no such thing as writing “for children” and C.S. Lewis cautioning against treating children as a different species and so on and so forth.
Well, she certainly seemed to have enjoyed reading all of them and the choice of graphics is lovely too.
The article got The Purple Frog to (unapologetically) go back to the classic that is an all-time favourite, The Little Prince. Yes, the name is that and just the name of this little-above-100-pages book does get many to raise a brow and ask, “Really? How old, how naïve are you? You think life is that simple?”
Well, yes (to all Fountain like D…headians), everything seems simple when Chapter Twenty One appears. The book is comforting like that big, chunky bite of slightly melted Hot Chocolate Fudge. Just a few lines cause cosmic peace and halt brain cell degeneration till the D…headians appear again.
And next time someone reacts to the name, The Little Prince, instead of engaging in prevalent age-appropriate talks and gestures, name-dropping is what The Purple Frog is going to try…Like you know…in one of his interviews, Leonardo kept saying that all through the Aviator shoot, he was thinking of the airplane from The Little Prince. You must try reading between the lines in this book. It’s deep. Dicaprio couldn’t get over it.
Let the jerk look for the interview on You Tube all his life…Lol.
So welcoming the New Year by raising a toast to comfort delights, drooling and childishhh twists in real life stories…Lol
Thing This Week
To your dismay, not the fudge above…Lol
Cream of Spinach Soup without any cream or cheese
One tbsp butter, one pack of spinach, lots of garlic, little starch (corn or all-purpose flour) and about a cup of milk…needless to say, salt & pepper to taste!
Truly comforting since neither taste nor weight has been compromised with… Accompanied this with some comforting words from The Little Prince.
P.S. They’ve recently adapted the book into a movie and like always, adapted movies are never enough and unwittingly, leave the book isolated and apologetic : (