Once a week on Friday, Uncle Bardie celebrates the creativity in others by shining a Spotlight on a movie, a song or a creator. This week’s Spotlight is the Netflix production of “The Little Prince” (2015):
This film appealed to my child’s imagination. Showed me how often I put up boundaries to it. As children, we let our imaginations fly. If writing haiku has taught me anything, it’s only by letting go and following my imagination that creativity comes.
Maybe there’s a bench across the street. I leave work late at night and see the bench all alone. My imagination allows me to feel what that bench must be feeling. How come nobody loves me? Most of us have days like that. Then the next day, the bench is so happy that people come and sit on it and talk to other people about the day ahead. Or being tired at the end of the day.
Then the bench is all alone again. Then the bench takes to meditating what people must be like when it sees people at their best and at their worst. There’s no Mr. In-between.
Follow your Imagination and you too will find the Little Prince.