read // just added this to my summer reading list after listening to this wonderful book interview on NPR about Antoine de Saint-Exupéry and The Little Prince.
illustration by Peter Sis
"[As a child] I read it as something which is about a beautiful place I can go, about a world which I might discover, about things which are impossible, and I might be able to accomplish them. It was this book full of promise. And then, just in the time when I came to America and I was asked to go back, or should I stay, I read The Little Prince again, and I realized it's a book about courage, because the pilot's surviving in the desert, so it gave me lots of hope. And then I read the book when I had little children ... and all of a sudden it was profoundly sort of sentimental and sad. And I realized it's like one of those books which goes with you the whole life."
see // need to make time this month to check out the new Charles James exhibit at The Met. such sumptuous glamour – like John Singer Sargent paintings come to life.
what are you inspired by this month? is there a special book in your life that you've read over and over again?