The Hidden Well An illustration collection


43 Sunsets

This illustration is also linked to this extract from The Little Prince:

But on your tiny planet, little prince, you had only to move your chair a few steps. You could watch night fall whenever you liked.

‘One day,’ you said, ‘I watched the sunset forty-three times!’

And a little later you added:

‘You know, when one is that sad, one can get to love the sunset.’

‘Were you that sad, then, on the day of the forty-three sunsets?’

But the prince made no answer.

You see, I just cannot understand life. At night I worry about everything:
those I love, my country, the things I love.

Antoine de Saint-Exupéry / Letter to X (1943)