Saint-Exupery, Antoine de - Wind, Sand and Stars
Type of Spiritual Experience
Saint-Exupery had crash landed in the desert and spent several days wandering in the desert without his fellow mechanic looking for signs of life.
A description of the experience
Wind, Sand and Stars
Amazement stopped me in my tracks. Joy surged up and filled my heart with its violence. In the firelight stood Prevot, talking to two Arabs who were leaning against the motor. He had not noticed me, for he was too full of his own joy. If only I had sat still and waited with him I I should have been saved already. Exultantly I called out:
The two Bedouins gave a start and stared at me. Prevot left them standing and came forward to meet me. I opened my arms to him. He caught me by the elbow. Did he think I was keeling over ? I said :
'At last, eh?'
'What do you mean?'
'What Arabs ?'
Those Arabs there, with you.'
Privot Iooked at me queerly, and when he spoke I felt as if he was very reluctantly conflding a great secret to me:
'There are no Arabs here.'
This time I know I am going to cry.
The source of the experienceSaint-Exupery, Antoine de
Concepts, symbols and science items
Activities and commonsteps
OverloadsBeing in extremely inhospitable surroundings