I just saw what is my favorite movie this year (so far).
Enchanted. It's a Disney movie about a Disney fantasy animated princess who ends up in real-life New York City. It's a wonderful story with some great twists and wonderful reactions from the real-life people who suddenly come into contact with animated characters. It even manages to have a real "liberated" moment where the princess picks up the sword and does the saving.
Just a great movie that I can't wait to see again. I loved the songs used and I may end up buying the soundtrack.
But even better than an overall great movie, seeing this movie tonight reminded me of something; I get to pursue my dreams. I get to have dreams. I get to have not only one happy ending, but lots of them!
Let me explain. I mentioned a little while back that I had some therapy sessions. One of the things we discovered and realized together was that one of the big reasons for my depressions was the fact that I didn't believe that I could dream. And one of the main goals of our sessions was to help me realize that I could dream, that I can pursue my dreams, and that I get to have many happy endings. I realized that there isn't just one goal post. One target. One dream. Each dream realized is a stepping stone to further dreams.
Enchanted reminded me that it's okay to hope that I fall in love. Yes, a relationship is a lot of work, but I can hope to fall head over heels in love. Of course that isn't to the exclusion of other opportunities, but included in those opportunities.
Enchanted is a movie I would recommend to anyone who has ever liked a Disney movie. I am thankful I saw this movie this evening, so that I could be reminded that I get to have happily ever afters. Plural intended.
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