Hi everyone! I hope you are having a great week so far.
I recently watched Disney’s Coco again, because I seriously love the movie. I love everything that it stands for. The Importance they put on remembering people is awesome. The idea that people are still sort of around you or exist in some way as long as people remember them is so heartwarming and it shows the value of family history and everyone that has played a part in your life.
Although it was such a sad story I love how he learns the value of his family and his family learns to accept him and his love for music. Being an artistic soul is a very difficult journey. There are people (like myself I guess) that find it hard to not be able to express themselves or express the things inside them through their preferred medium. I love to draw and write and it’s evident in the fact that I have this blog and the fact that I have written about ten first drafts now. I know I have enough first drafts to pick one and start everything needed to see it through to publication. But, as I have said in a previous post, I decided to postpone the whole process of proper editing and publication until next year. I know it is a form of procrastination because I am worried that once I put my work out there people won’t like it or people would hate it so much that they go on every social media page trashing it or just that their opinions about my work might make me stop pursuing it. I think the latter is my main fear. The fear that their actions would make me stop doing something I love.
But… back to the movie. I absolutely enjoyed it and would definitely recommend it to anyone who hasn’t seen it. It certainly holds strong values that are needed. Remembering people and keeping them alive in our hearts is important and beautiful. All the people that we love and have lost physically CAN still be kept very much alive in our hearts. I loved the costumes and overall the movie was just so beautifully made. Promoting the theme of family being so important is great. I love how the woman that is left behind with her kid stands up and takes it in stride. She starts a whole business that is passed on from generation to generation. That is strength. Yes, she also passed on her reservations or anger towards the music industry, but no one is perfect and so fictional characters shouldn’t be either. (SPOILER ALERT!) It’s cute that she got back with her husband even after death. The whole thing was sad! for him to lose out on going back to his wife and kid! A life just snatched away way too soon due to greed is just ridiculous. Also, the villain is crazy. He actually goes on to immortalize his crime in a movie?! I guess he got arrogant because he got away with it.
The only thing that felt a bit off to me with that movie, is the fact that the boy could have just done a tiny bit of fact-checking before going through all that stress to meet Ernesto, the guy that he thought was his great-great-grandfather. He had his great-great-grandmother there to confirm who her husband was! Instead of asking her, he just assumed that he must be related to the guy… I mean… ok.
Thank you for spending time with me today and I hope you’ll be back here again next week Wednesday. Have a great rest of the week!