Wednesday, October 07, 2009

The value of nothing

If you were to mention to grown-ups: ‘I’ve seen a beautiful house with pink bricks, with geraniums on the windowsills and doves on the roof...’ they would not be able to imagine such a house. You would have to say to them: ‘I saw a house worth a hundred thousand pounds.’ Then they would exclaim: ‘Oh! How lovely!’
—Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, The Little Prince (1943)

The accident happened in full view of other parents dropping off children at the £8,775-a-year Russell House School and Day Nursery in the village of Otford, near Sevenoaks, Kent.
Daily Mail report on the death of a three-year-old, 7 Oct, 2009

5 comments:

Annie said...

Wrong, wrong, wrong.

blackwatertown said...

Are things really as bad as this?
(Appropriately my word verification for this post is "calming")

Charles Frith said...

Unprompted two girlfriends in different countries have bought me The Little Prince. Just thought I'd share that.

Annie said...

Two girlfriends in different countries? Charles, you rogue.

Tim Footman said...

Yeah, only the two, Annie. Charles has had to cut down. But there may be a vacancy for his London girl, if you're interested.