“All grown-ups were once children… but only few of them remember it.”
-Antoine de Saint-Exupéry
As a die-hard Disney Princess and a hard-core Potterhead, you would think that visiting Disneyland and exploring Potterworld would be the top two things my happy fangirl heart has done.
However, I am an even bigger fan of this teeny-tiny asteroid-sized planet with the two active volcanoes, one inactive volcano, a rose, and the tendency to attract baobabs. It is also known to have a lot of sunsets (up to 44 on particularly sad days).
So as a side trip to my recent pre-birthday adventure (more on that on a later post), I went to The Little Prince Museum.
It was glorious.
Seriously, I have never seen myself look this happy in any of my photos, not even when I went to Disneyland and Potterworld.
And yes, I’m the silly girl who dressed up in a green shirt and a yellow scarf because obviously, I can’t just travel this far without dressing up for the part! I am also wearing a novella necklace and rose earrings, by the way, but they’re not that clear in the pics. (I’m such a nerd, but it’s not like that’s new).
Even my Little Prince Funko Pop looks happy to have seen a version of his planet, and guys, promise, I am not crazy, I just love this story so much. Besides the numerous statues and French setting, the museum featured displays of Antoine de Saint-Exupéry’s home and office where he wrote the story. There is also a room full of planets and twinkling lights that featured the rose and the individuals that the Little Prince met during his many adventures on other planets.
I spent so much time going in and out of the museum. There are only a few people there because I went on a weekday and I am happily relaxed. Also, let’s be honest, The Little Prince is not as mainstream as many other stories despite being required reading in school so I can’t expect that many people, which is both happy and sad for me. Happy because I am not a big fan of crowds, and sad because more people should appreciate this beautiful story.
Oh, and now I am definitely sure I am not going to get married because if I actually get to that point in my life, I am definitely only ever going to want to get married in the Museum compound’s charming little chapel, and let’s face it, that’s waaay too expensive.
I’d love to add more photos, but I don’t want to overdo it, so I may be uploading them (featuring my Little Prince Funko Pop) on the blog Facebook page later on. My happy heart wishes you all a good day.