Wednesday, May 14, 2008

The Night Before the Ride...

Its raining outside, I love the rain. In movies its usually symbolizes renewal, rebirth, and cleanliness. When I think of storm imagery I always refer back to The Lion King. In a particular scene Simba is living a life without purpose, a life that is a lie, he has forgotten...

This is the best part of the movie, because we can see ourselves in Simba's eyes. When things don't go the way you want them you hide or you want to change, but have we forgotten who we really are? We were meant for so much more then this. We have a king/queen living in all of us.

But that's not then end of the story. After all of this Simba decides to face his past. A past that is not easy to forget. He fights his uncle, his past, and the darkness within himself. He is victorious and the rain of rebirth, and kingship washes over.

It raining outside, maybe this is a symbol of our new birth, a new chapter, a new adventure....let us remember who we are.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I couldn't agree more. And fantastic reference. One of the greatest Disney movies of all time, and for that reason. Good luck!