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.

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