Sunday, February 28, 2010

Disney Birth

Purity is birth; the immaculate coming into being. Creator and creature split, with immense innocence and sadness, yet with the hope of freedom. Like the parting of the hand of God from that of Adam, by Michael Angelo.  Initial animation, the blowing of life into drawings, is giving birth. 
Walt Disney animated because he was pure!

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Disney Fight

According to Neal Gabler, Walt Disney was fighting to be the "lord of animation". 
But Disney's fight, before being a mere competition with others, concerned the endless effort to measure up to himself: 
As a giver that he was, to give his very best!

Sunday, February 21, 2010

Disney Universe

When at the deck of my apartment by the sea, Uli, my little nephew, was told "This is Eleonora's house", to which he replied: No! It is the house of the Sea!" 

The Sea, for this toddler, appearing so powerful and majestic, took over the house like a much greater personality than myself. The soul and heart of the sea, like in Walt Disney's universe, was recognized and asserted!

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Disney Fire

     Like the fire, Walt Disney had the innocence and beauty of self-consumption, of sacrifice for the sake of Light!

Friday, February 5, 2010

Charismatic Walt Disney



     Like Walt Disney, leaders have charisma,
whereas bosses just have power.

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Disney Authenticity

            Walt Disney was unpredictable because he was himself 24hs a day. 
     Most people are predictable because they are 
what is expected of them to be.

Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Disney Reconciliation

   Two days after returning from Brazil, where we had an amazing experience with the Brazilian Indians, I had to go to the Mac store, to fix a problem with my phone. As if it weren't hard enough the jet lag, the extreme change of whether, and almost as extreme change of culture, the iPhone was letting me down. I was obviously feeling in a limbo, and as I walked into that sanctuary of the computer world, going under that logo, the apple in which, no matter how bitten, is so totally precise, I saw myself, almost literally, like an Indian out of the jungle. 
    As one of the staff member explained to me the new features of the iPhone and the connectedness it allows one and one's friends and whoever else one wants to be in, I couldn't help comparing such connectedness with the connectedness one I felt in the Indian Sacred Ceremony. 
     Technology, no doubt, makes the world all connected through the exact processes of electronics. 
     The Indian Ceremony makes one feel the connectedness of being part of a higher, transcendental love, in which one is everything and everything is one. I thought that these two  instances of being netted to one's fellow men, to places and to the world are extreme opposites. 
    With animation, in which everything shares the same mood and everything communicates, and likewise with Disneyland, Walt Disney reconciled the connectedness of technology, which is that of control, and the connectedness of love, which is that of awe; or letting go.  
    What else can one expect?