The skywriter

November 1, 2014 -- Living City

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By Michele Genisio

Antoine de Saint-Exupéry liked to be in the sky. He was an aviator with a pilot’s typical boldness, and at times he seemed to border on the edge of arrogance. His personality was exuberant; he knew how to attract attention, and he was domineering.

At the same time, he had softer traits — he was a dreamer, kind, always smiling yet thoughtful — and these made him mysterious and fascinating. These poetic traits burst forth even more when he took up his pen.