Saturday, 21 April 2012
I've been on a Disney marathon this weekend,
Completely out of the blue, I have been obsessing one Disney movie from childhood after another.
Of course, some of these movies aren't Disney at all, but are nonetheless reminiscent of the Disney sort of air.
It's been quite a dreamy weekend this week, as I sit here munching on little snacks of almonds and fruit snacks,
Outside the breeze seem to be getting stronger and stronger as the day becomes close to supper time.
I can't stop admiring the fluttering down of seed pods just outside my window. They spin altogether, and the air is soon
filled with a delightful little show of golden pod leaves that reflect brightly against the falling sun at this hour.
It really is something to be watching these movies again after so many years. You get to see them from such a new and fresh perspective that you would've missed as a child.
We all know how inappropriate Disney movies can be, and watching them again now makes me see more things that left me--at times--aghast.
I, personally, am a huge fan of Lewis Carroll, and have read almost all of his works, but to think that Disney has incorporated his stories into a children's film can actually seem quite strange--when has a caterpillar speaking nonsense after smoking mushroom ever been appropriate for the young viewers?
Nonetheless, I have been nostalgic as I surrounded myself this afternoon with childhood snacks and films.
But for some reason, one seems to have lingered pleasantly with me the most. This story of two dogs of "different social class" is rather a cute little tale.
The Lady and the Tramp is an adorable little piece, but sadly, I don't think it's received as much affection as did '101 Dalmations'. That even went on until...103 Dalmations I think?
Not to mention, it continued as an actual film, not just an animated movie.
Nonetheless, I thought that it would be lovely if you would join me in this nostalgic moment by taking an hour break with this film.
I never realized how romantic the story really was until now. It made me think of my own darling and how I wish to be with him myself right now..
I too want to stroll around the park with him and accidentally grab the same strand of the pasta and not notice until our lips touch.. And perhaps I will do that as a date.
Speaking of which, isn't that a wonderful idea? A Disney-themed date, where you do all the things that Disney couples do!
1. Riding a boat together (Little Mermaid)
2. Dancing in the woods where no one else is watching (Sleeping Beauty)
3. Eating pasta together (Lady and the Tramp)
4. Go on a magic carpet ride....?(Aladdin)
I'm just kidding with the last one, but it is a dear thought. More than anything, I think that it is a much more splendid idea than spending so much money on the girl.
But now I'm just daydreaming. I hope you too will be inspired to have a romantic and nostalgic day after reading this, and I won't hold you any longer from watching this wonderful Disney film. Enjoy!