15 May 2010

My Life As a Disney Movie

I guess all the frenetic work and activity has caught up with me a bit. A couple days ago I woke with a headache and sore throat, which I almost never get since I have no tonsils. This is a sign that I need to slow down and get more rest. So that's what I'm doing today, spending Saturday on the sofa, guzzling overpriced orange juice and overdosing on videos with the twins. It's unseasonably cold and grey outside anyway, so our only outing today will be this morning's trip to our favorite beach front donut shop.

So now it's time for the first answer to questions from blog readers. If I could compare my life to a Disney movie, what would it be?

To answer this question I looked up a list of every Disney movie ever made. None of them was an exact match. But a few were candidates.

The Lion, The Witch & The Wardrobe: As Peter. I'm the oldest son, the one my dad said they "made all the mistakes on." Always the one saddled with all the responsibilities. Always the one expected to take the lead, be out front fighting the bad guys. I've lived with this sense of responsibility all my life. I never asked for it. Sometimes not completely happy about it, but I know it's inescapable, especially now that I'm a dad.

Tron: As Tron. Living for a long time in a closed environment that offered a lot yet also had the effect (unintended? perhaps not entirely) of shutting me off from all kinds of life possibilities and experiences and knowledge and adventures. Fighting to break out of it and see the world in lots of new ways.

The Sword in the Stone: As Wart. Not necessarily as Arthur. I've loved the Arthurian legends ever since I was a kid. And now that I have kids of my own I realize that the learning never stops, that you never "arrive," there's always more that someone else can teach you. Always more battles to fight, more wisdom to acquire, more swords to pull from stones.

Snow White: As Snow White so I could wake up to kisses from a prince that looks like that.

BTW, the twins read this post and pronounced it "very accurate."


LDS Brother said...

Hurray! Interesting analogies. That was my question, BTW. ;)

Quiet Song said...

I'm happy to know someone else came down with this lovely little bug this week. Mine lasted 3 days and ended with the worst joint pain I have ever experienced in conjunction with flu or cold symptoms. It doesn't make you as virulently gastro-intestinally ill as some bugs, but you really hit the wall with fatigue. And, then feel slightly guilty because really you should be able to work through a little fatigue. Right? My condolences and wishes for a speedy recovery and many disney movies this weekend!

A Gay Mormon Boy said...

This is definitely copiable.... ;)