Sunday, July 25, 2010

Disney Light

      Like the sea, Walt Disney was constant change in sameness.
Like the sun, he
had the light of ebullience and that of growth, 

Like the air, that feels freer from the chains of gravity,
he could purify and uplift all of us in flight.

Saturday, July 17, 2010

Happy 55th Disneyland!

Great creations spring from the intimate, the everyday, what can "simply" be loved. Maybe because great creators are humble. The idea of Disneyland took shape from Walt Disney's taking his daughters to a common amusement park.  Great creators don't ignore their truest voice; their own heart.

It is said that one man of vision can change the world. Walt Disney changed something bigger than the world: human psyche. In giving the real shape of the essence of America with Disneyland, in making fantasy touchable and available to be acted upon and, last but not least, creating the thematic experience, something that has spread to all aspects of life,  he certainly upgraded the fundamental relation of men to artifice, play, art and faith itself.

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Disney Quantum Physics : Talent and Freedom

   When Walt Disney, as a kid, drew faces and arms on the flowers his class in school was assigned to draw, he showed not just freedom from established rules, from anything established, in fact, but talent, imagination, and the very seed of all Disney animation, in which everything has a human heart. Like in quantum physics' discoveries, in Disney animation everything is interconnected and in mutual influence.

Sunday, July 4, 2010

Disney "Impossible Plausible": Limitlessness

     When my son was a little, he asked me to tell the sun to stop "following" him, because he was hot. For toddlers, there are no laws of physics, everything is possible, and even the sun can be personalized. They are generally in awe with things, because they see them as if just created.
 They are in a state of poetry, a state that frees everything from the banality of habit; the imprisonment of functionality; the mediocrity of taking-for-grantedness. 
It is something of this awe and innocence that Walt Disney must have preserved for creating the limitless world of animation, overruling physical laws,  personalizing creation and presenting every being and every little thing infused with a primordial, original life.

Friday, July 2, 2010

The Walt Disney Family Museum

     In telling Walt Disney's life, The WDF museum shows his life as the life of, the fight for, and the victory of creativity.

 And creativity, the triumph of spirit over matter,soul over self,

 and freedom over submission, 

is the real happy ending in this world.