One of my delights this year is teaching Literature – a course I have not taught before. In preparing my lessons I've had the ability to read or re-read many things that I haven't looked at for quite some time. My post on Saint-Exupéry led me to take another look at the Little Prince and I noticed some of my favorite lines once again. One such was from Chapter 21, where the fox is speaking with the little prince and says, "And now here is my secret, a very simple secret: It is only with the heart that one can see rightly; what is essential is invisible to the eye."
It reminded me of a portion of a work from one of my favorite poets, William Blake:
This life's five windows of the sole
Distorts the Heavens from pole to pole,
And leads you to believe a lie
When you see with, not thro', the eye