Monday, September 26, 2011

"A dream is a wish your heart makes"

Post named after a song from Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs Cinderella. Whoops, apparently Snow White just sings about wishing in a more general way. Although both movies are somewhere in my or my parents' house, I was never a huge fan of either. However, I felt I had to own them after I learned the first release of The Little Mermaid on VHS was worth lots of money about five years after its release. I would buy all the Disney movies, then sell them for trillions of dollars.

FACT: most of these movies are on VHS and now worth about $3 at Value Village. Millionaire scheme of a 12-year old down the drain. Thanks, technology!

MORE FACT: some of those movies really, really sucked. Have you ever heard a child proclaim his/her favourite movie to be Fun & Fancy Free or The Three Caballeros? To be fair, both of these films were produced during World War II - not exactly a thriving era due to animators, staff, etc., being recruited to save the world. Or they had ulterior motives of strengthening US - Latin American ties.

I wish I could say I wasn't into princess movies because I was a feminist at the age of 5 when I first viewed most of them, but they actually all had scary bits I didn't like.

  • Snow White: being chased into the woods by a hitman.
  • Cinderella: evil, mean step-sisters who ripped up Cinderella's dress. As I side note, I thought the ripped dress was prettier than the actual bow-covered dress.
  • Sleeping Beauty: I saw it when I was sick on the couch at a young age. Lots of fire. A big dragon. I hated it. And truthfully, I thought the first part was boring. I did, however, like how the ends of her hair were curly.

Based on Cinderella's wisdom that she sang to her mice and bird friends, my heart is currently wishing for (based on recent dreams):

  • A visit to the dentist.
  • Walking nachos on the ferry home from the dentist.
  • An accidental pregnancy that turns out to be me just getting fat and not being pregnant.
  • To win a free cruise to the Mexican Riviera on the Disney Wonder.
  • To play in a frisbee tournament, and drop all the passes made to me while my parents watched, embarrassed.
  • To win other prizes that I now can't remember.
  • To go skating.
  • To attend school on Victoria Row.
So deep, Heart, thanks!