Anime Talk: Moana and the creative spirit

Great art is a subjective experience, at least to a large degree.

Each of us are affected in a myriad of ways by the beauty of the things we experience and see in our lives. As I was re-watching Moana, Disneys island life adventure, I was struck by how much inspiration we can pull from the world around us.

When I hear people say the words I am bored, it truly hurts my heart. With access to the internet, nature, and vast amounts of history and culture, for us to say we are bored is the pinnacle of modern day ridiculousness.

Moana is a wonderful movie, its main character is both brave and unsure, incredibly strong in moments yet also filled with fear. She is a perfect embodiment of the human experience in this life, and all the aspects of ourselves we can bring forth into a moment.

From a stylistic design, it’s simply a gorgeous film. The islands, water, magic, and character designs are just lovely, and the music scores are wonderful, surprising even me as I usually dislike it when films rely too heavily on making their characters sing to express things.

Anyone looking for some inspiration for their own art or creative endeavors, or simply looking to be inspired by good voice acting and lovable characters, checking out Moana will be one of the better decisions you make today.

Stay healthy and let your geek freak fly folks!

Little Joy Ch.57

This post is part of an ongoing challenge to share a little joy I have found each day of this year, and perhaps for the rest of my life. I hope you enjoy it!

February 26th, 2020

As I was sitting on my little behind, writing down random thoughts about the toilet right after a poem about traveling through the stars, one of the ladies working at the cafe I have been frequenting came down the winding staircase ever so gently, her arms upraised, fingers tip tapping the stairs above her head, bare feet dancing across the floor boards beneath her, completely forgetting those around her, simply taking delight in this simple play.

It was absolutely delightful to watch.

Seeing others take joy in the smallest of things, the feel of skin on other surfaces, the shifting and gyrating of our bodies, the sound of anothers voice, their smile, their presence.

There is beauty in everything around us, you just need to be open to it.

 

What kind of beast do you wish to be?

How do you define being physically prepared? is it having big muscles, a ton of endurance, the ability to jump around like a squirrel?

In our modern lives, we have the unique ability to choose what kind of level of strength, speed, endurance, and acrobatic skill we wish to have.

What is your goals? what interests you? what inspires you?

Focus on these questions, figure out what you feel will benefit you in your personal life, in all aspects, whether it is your work, your hobbies; whether physical or intellectual, and your family/friend life, what kind of training will most benefit all these parts of your life.

Training should benefit your whole being, not just break you down or hit some random criteria you read on the internet.

What kind of beast do you wish to be?

Figure it out, and get it done.

As always, stay health and let your geek freak fly free.