One sees clearly only with the heart. What is essential is invisible to the eye. —Antoine de Saint-Exupéry
On ne voit bien qu’avec le cœur. L’essentiel est invisible pour les yeux. —Antoine de Saint-Exupéry
It’s nice to see the patients from Obras Sociales del Hermano Pedro Hospital or the elders from Fray Rodrigo de La Cruz elderly home enjoying the magic energy found most of the time at Plaza Mayor, better known as Parque Central.
Because of its confortable temperate weather La Antigua Guatemala is also a popular destination for retiring and convalescing. It’s said that Antoine de Saint-Exupéry was inspired to write The Little Prince while convalescing in Antigua Guatemala and Lake Atitlán.
The Little Prince (French: ”Le Petit Prince”), first published in 1943, was voted the best book of 20th century in France, and maintains worldwide sales of over one million copies per year. It has been translated into more than 230 languages and dialects, and has sold more than 200 million copies worldwide, making it one of the best-selling books ever published. It is the most read and also the most translated book in the French language (source Wikipedia).
Don’t you agree with me that there’s a magical energy emanating from Antigua Guatemala?
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