“All grown-ups were once children… but only few of them remember it.”
The inspiration for my “Le Petit Noël” collection came from a beloved childhood book, “The Little Prince” by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry. I grew up in the aftermath of the Vietnam War where scarcity was the subject on everyone’s lips, and books were regarded as treasures. I protected my copy fiercely from the grubby hands of other children as if it were a living, breathing being. I read from it every day, and everyday it transported me to a world of enchantment, where a child’s truth is the world’s truth, and where a thin strip of light always finds a way to shine across the dark desert of despair.
“‘What makes the desert beautiful,’ said the little prince, ‘is that somewhere it hides a well…’”
I wanted this collection to capture the sense of surprise, whimsy and optimism for the world that I discovered within those pages. To immortalize that sense of wonderment, magic, and believe for a world experienced with a pure heart, a world where a child can sew a sliver of hope into her shirt sleeve and carry it with her into adulthood.
“It is only with the heart that one can see clearly. What is essential is invisible to the eye.”
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