Le Petit Prince - Aviator Collection | Montblanc® NL
Think Inside the Box
"Please…draw me a sheep!” – A stranded pilot in the Sahara meets a little prince with this unusual request, which marked the beginning of one of the most extraordinary mentoring relationships in literary history. After three unsuccessful attempts of drawing a sheep, the frustrated aviator finally draws a simple box, claiming that the sheep is inside it. The little prince is satisfied.
“But the eyes are blind. One must look with the heart..."- The Little Prince, 25.26-19.
The curiosity and impartiality of the little prince forces the pilot to question his actions again and again,
until he learns that true creativity arises only by questioning – like the drawing of a sheep in a box. For
us, it is reason enough to make the sheep one of the heroes of the Le Petit Prince & The Aviator
collection. Engraved on the nib of the writing instruments, it should remind us of what changing
perspectives can achieve.
Two that Fell From the Sky
Saint-Exupéry put a lot of his own life into the story. As a postal and military pilot himself, the subject of flying always fascinated him. The brown colour as a recurring element of the collection is a tribute to the leather from the aviator's cap.
"All grown-ups were once children... but only few of them remember it."- Aviator.
The book The Little Prince encourages the reader to focus on what really matters and to look with the heart. The collection itself inspires a change in perspective from time to time: whether by seeing life through the eyes of a child, like the little prince encourages us to do, or from above, like through the eyes of the aviator and dreamer that Saint-Exupéry was.