LOVE it Craig =)
From Disneyland News: "During True Love Week, a tapestry of romance is woven throughout the resort — from special entertainment and limited-edition Valentine’s merchandise to candlelit dinners for two and new, themed photo locations offering encounters with beloved Disney sweethearts – all for a limited-time only."
Note from me: Here it is, finally - part two in my posts on "True Love Week." Sorry it's taken so long, but last week, this blogger had to call out sick. I look forward to catching up on things soon, and hope to have more consistent material again. This may require some changes to the blog (for the better, of course!), but that is for a later post. For now, onto the subject at hand!
If you may have noticed, I may be a bit of a Disney apologist. I'll be honest - I don't agree with everything the company does, but I choose not to focus on that. Instead, I look at all the positives, the magic, the things that are right with Disney. And it far outweighs the negative. Along this note, I've noticed Disney gets criticized by many outsiders for its "unrealistic expectations" in many of its stories. It has caused me to look back and see what Disney has to stay in its stories. What exactly HAS Disney taught me, for instance, about love?
I have learned that when you love someone, you'll go to great lengths to find someone you just met earlier in the day:Confessions of a DisNerd is re-posted on Visions Fantastic with permission of Craig Barton, author of the Confessions Of A DisNerd blog. The views posted in the article are the views of the author and do not necessarily reflect the views of Visions Fantastic Staff.
Sometimes no matter how hard you fight love, you have to give in to the twitterpation.
Love means you fight to protect the ones you care most about, even when they've just told you to get lost.
Love is looking past differences and appearances. Love is finding the true beauty within.
Love is loving someone with all of their faults - even if they're eternally cranky.
Love means taking the time to appreciate the little things with your family, regardless of how tough circumstances may be at the time.
Love is being so happy to find out a loved one is safe that you don't even ask what happened the night before.
Love is being able to see clearly, perhaps for the first time.
Love is never giving up on the hope that someone is still out there.
Love means sometimes you have to let go.
Love means.....petrified trees as anniversary gifts?
Sometimes, the memories of love last forever.
I know I've barely hit on the love lessons learned from Disney - I'd love to hear from others.
It turns out in this myriad of unrealistic expectations, there's some very real lessons to be learned.
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LOVE it Craig =)
Here you leave today and enter the world of Yesterday, Tomorrow, and Fantasy.
I was there July 17, 2005.
That was wonderful Craig! Loved it too!
Yes, that was quite touching and accurate. I'm also an apologist, and I like how you phrased it as "not focusing" on the negative, because we don't ignore them. We acknowledge them but we understand that's not what Disney has to offer, and we see it for what it truly is. :)
I've learned a lot about love from Disney too, and I love the ones you used. I nearly teared up!!
I learned that love, like people, come in many shapes and sizes. I learned that you should trust yourself and let love come to you.
I learned other things too, but I am too scattered to think of them right now.
Thanks for this post! :D
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MUCH LOVE, fellow Disney lovers! :D <3