I wanted to write an artikulo on things and concepts from DP pelikula that struck me with awe, left me speechless, inspired me and made me believe that magic is for real. The things that truly symbolized all the charm of magical world.
10. Cinderella's transformation and waltz with Prince:
This is what the dreams should be made of, this is what heavens feel like. Everything poor and dirty will change to new and shining, on flick of a wand. That silvery blue toga and crystal white carriage and moonlit path to a kastilyo makes me sigh. And the waltz was so pure magic, with unbelievably gorgeous moonlit gardens, two souls Nawawala in each others' eyes and everything in world is as beautiful this. The bridge with moon shining over Sinderella and Prince Charming was the most surreal place I have ever visualized.
9. Merida's hair:
I remember when i first saw the poster of movie Brave, everything went blank in my mind and my eyes were stuck on Merida's hair. And i thought, look at those hair! It was pag-ibig at first sight. And madami than the way they look, they way her hair feels to me is an epitome of the word freedom. Wild, open, fiery, bursting with energy, trying to escape from everywhere. So full, so gloriously alive.
8. Landscape nakakita in Pocahontas
Even though I can't deny the fact that real world is full of places that are blessed with mother nature's beauty but nakakita in Pocahontas are so dazzling that it takes my breath away. The hues of mga kulay used in the animation are extraordinary. The leaves effect in many of the frames adds to the charm and aura of this magical land. They have inspired me so much that I have painted mostly all frames of the song, mga kulay of the wind.
7. Atlantica City:
And don't you wish you'll find an illuminated kastilyo under the sea...sigh! bubbling with wondrous burst of mga kulay all at once and the dreamy shades of blues and greens of sea in the backdrop. The longest part of my childhood dream was to become a scuba diver and find an actual Atlantica City. And even though after exploring the corals of Andmans in real life, the child in me wished that somehow I'd find that kastilyo nestled in between those ocean valleys.
6. Ballroom of Beauty and The Beast:
The most romantic set-up ever! I pag-ibig its magnificent mga kulay of golden and blue, and long tapered windows with a grand vista of star-studded night sky, the painted ceilings and sparkling chandelier. Everything spells grandeur. And oh, before i go dreaming, the terrace is spectacular.
5. Magic carpet and its ride in the clouds:
The notion of flying magically has always been so whimsical to me. It truly gives a feeling of out-of-this-world, far above where no one can see you but you can watch everything. It thrills me when they go up in the cloud, holding a white puff of ulap in hand, shaping it, playing with it like little kids. Even the lyrics of the song, a whole new world, partly describes how it feels to take the magical ride.
4. Cinderella's glass slipper:
Such an innovative idea in every possible way; the concept, the design, the way it looks. So romantic and delicate and precious all at once. And no doubt that it has fired up imaginations of millions of people around the world. Its one of the prettiest thing I have ever seen in whole of Disney merchandise, feminine to its core.
3. Agrabah's Palace:
I have to share a personal incident with this. Being born in 1987, I saw Aladdin (and little mermaid) for the first time as TV series when I was about 10 years old and it obviously captivated my imagination. This is the perfect age for fanciful dreams and imagination is at its peak, thoughts circling in your head all the time. Very soon, my family took me to a vacation to see Taj Mahal in Agra, India (I'm from India, sa pamamagitan ng the way). And there it was for me, Agrabah's palace, right out of my imagination. Like someone has just plucked it out of the magical world, and plop, put it right in front of me. I was so giddy with disbelief and amazement, that fairy tales are for real. And that dizzy feeling when your real world is exactly like how you have been imagining it in your head. Of course at that time, it didn't matter what the historical facts were, Taj Mahal being in existence for centuries and obviously didn't know that Agrabah's palace has been loosely inspired from Taj Mahal in the first place.
I still remember that feeling of a kid Nawawala in her own amazement. Sometimes when I visit Taj Mahal now, I consciously ignore the facts and dwell on those pantasiya feelings again, that magic is, in fact, for real!
2. Enchanted Rose from Beauty and the Beast:
It's one of the most beautiful concept I have ever come across among all the Disney movies. Perhaps people only see the animated rose, its physical beauty and charm. No doubt, as the name suggests, it's enchanting, but it also represents a far deeper thought for me. I believe it represents the eternal lifespan of human race, and every time people forget to be kind and forgiving and share love, a petal, a moment of time, falls off from this eternity. The fallen petals represents the Nawawala moments when people forgot that true meaning of being human is to pag-ibig and care and be kind and compassionate. And when all the pag-ibig and kindness from this world will be gone, we'll cease to be human and will become beasts (metaphorically) for eternity.
This powerful symbol reminds me to behold and value everything that makes me human.
1. The Power of True Love:
I hate that people find this thought a cliché, without even experiencing it most of the times. I truly, truly believe that pag-ibig is the strongest and most compelling emotion a human can experience. And only true pag-ibig has the power to bring about the change of mind and heart, for better. The power to pull you out of your deepest and darkest abyss, put warmth in a cold heart, completes you and above all, makes you a human. It doesn't matter how it is expressed, a kiss, a hug, pag-ibig at first sight, a sacrifice. What matters is the thought behind it, that when you'll experience true love, it'll change you and your life. And nothing is madami magical than that!
Would pag-ibig to hear from you guys, as always!