Tuesday, April 22, 2008


Freedom from tradition and many times destruction of it is characteristic of American culture, but Walt Disney’s freedom seemed to have also encompassed his personal and unique easiness before the unpredictable. While most people are threatened by what behaves like a forever mutant and challenging sea, handling it with the illusionary safety of repeated patterns of behavior and schemes, Disney was pure enough to be disarmed before it, to be constantly open to novelty. In the article “Growing Pains” he himself voices this purity with poetic concision, showing a nakedness before life that puts humbleness and courage into one:
“That is what I like about this business, the certainty that there is always something bigger and more exciting just around the bend; and the uncertainty of everything else.”

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