Friday, December 5, 2008
Walt Disney's Birthday!
It is generally said that heroes look death in the eyes. Walt Disney looked life in the eyes, which is equally heroic. The courage he had to take turning point decisions for the sake of his integrity is as reassuring as a written proof of the existence of the soul. Disney gave up material security for the abstract value of a relationship with himself. He declares:
“I had made my declaration of Independence, I traded security for self- respect”(American Cinematographer 1941).