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Littleprince.jpgWow. I’m watching the Michael Jackson memorial and am blown away by the rawness and realness of Brooke Shields’ eulogy. She has great stories to tell (she and Michael once had to sneak out of Elizabeth Taylor’s bedroom while she slept); beautiful things to say (“seeing him smile made it feel like everything was going to be alright”); and she delivered it with pure, almost-crying heart.

She called him “caring, funny, honest, pure, non-jaded” and “a lover of life.” And in my favorite part, she said, “He was known as the King, but he reminded me of the Little Prince.” And she read a quote from the wonderful book by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry about fragility* and how “Eyes are blind. You have to look with the heart.” And, she added, “Michael always saw with his heart.”

 

* The whole quote she read: “What moves me so deeply about this sleeping little prince is his loyalty to a flower–the image of a rose shining within him like a flame within a lamp, even when he’s asleep… And I realized he was even more fragile than I thought. Lamps must be protected. A gust of wind can blow them out.” 

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