I was watching ‘Brave’ with my 6 year old daughter, i love the story line, the animation, everything about the movies is wonderful.. and they are Scottish .. i love the accent.
Disney Pixar created beautiful, sweet, smart, brave Princesses along the way.. but Princess Merida are the bravest Princess of all, she has a strong heart.. high spirit.. adventurous and a little naughty for a girl :).
What i love most about this story is the relationship between the mother and daughter, Queen Elinor and Princess Merida. The scene where both ladies had a disagreement which leads Merida to be tricked by a Witch who then turn her mother into a Bear instead of changing her on how Merida wants it to be.
I really feel touch when Merida brings her Mother who was a Bear at the time into the jungle to search for the Witch.. to find out the Witch was not there but leaves Merida a riddle, mentioning that she must “Fate be changed, look inside, mend the bond torn by pride.” The two begin to reconcile their relationship . They encounter the wisps again, the two follow them to ancient ruins and encounter Mor’du, who they discover was once the prince in Elinor’s legend who received the same spell from the witch. Merida theorizes that she can reverse the spell by repairing her family tapestry.
At the end, brave Princess Merida had undo the curse by the Witch by repairing the family tapestry and it was not an easy job because her father, the King didn’t believe the Bear was actually his wife, the Queen. Did i mentioned you she has cute, naughty triplets brothers?
What i learn from this wonderful movie is learning to ‘listen’. I myself act like the queen, i want every members of my family to do what i want them to do, i usually used the words ‘listen’..yes all the time..but the fact is i don’t really listening to them. Its like looking at me and my daughter, when the Queen said to Merida “listen to me because i am your mother”!.. wow! that is so like me.
Pretty amusing now, when i had a disagreement with my daughter i will say.. ‘oh, please don’t turn me into a Bear’.. haha.. and i would use the Scottish English accent. Even though i am a Mother, i can’t always be right..can’t I? i will start to listen more and talk less from now on.
Thank you Disney Pixar for creating a wonderful movie, there always a lesson from your story, oh and i remember another lesson the Queen told Merida when Merida don’t believe about a story that happened long ago and become legends, Queen said “legends are lessons and they ring the truths”… ya that is so true.. legends or whatever happened in the past.. it always a lesson to learn from.. i agree with that so much.
Everything about this movie is wonderful, you just have to watch to understand what the message are all about.
Have a great day..and don’t forget to ‘listen’ 🙂
I feel like running.. running in an open field, let my body sweat.. wearing spira del sol running shoe. I want to run just to escape from thinking for a while.. i won’t walk because it makes me think more.. ya i just run.. so let my imagination run wilds or pause for a while ..i don’t mind. Why did my fingers type what was on my mind.. am i losing my mind or my mind are really occupied with so many things? Probably its end of the year.. so many things to think about for next year, who’s going to take care of my children after school, how will my daughter cope in primary one?.. there i go again.. thinking.
Let just say i don’t think? would that be normal? that would be impossible.. what we can do with our mind.. we can program our mind not to worry too much and learn to satisfy with what we have now, we won’t put so many worries in our mind. We can also read lots of books and do puzzle that can challenge our mind.. life is a game..make our thinking.. a thinking game and be creative. Life can be fun if we set our mind on the game, we can’t always win but we will always learn not to lose.
I would be worry with so many things now because my children are still small and need more of my time, of course they will always need me in the future but probably in a different way. Let me just think how to put my worries at ease for a time being and appreciate my job.
“Money isn’t everything” we hear that lots of time.. but money can buy something.. aaah..wait.. lots of things actually.. to me money is everything but how we control money and how we spend is one thing. I will never say i don’t need money..because i do.. living in this world everything with with price tag. ..even i would upgrade learning music with Gibson Custom Les Paul Standard and be proud of it.
Don’t we all need money? yes ..we do..but don’t get obsessed on getting more more and more money until you don’t have enough time for yourself and your family. You would probably say.. i need money for my family.. nobody stopping you..but learn to balance your life. I remember i watched a documentary about a man who suddenly become ill because of cancer.. he said he work hard so that he can get more money for the family.. but when he became very ill he regret for being busy looking for money and spending less time with his family.
If you have extra money.. it is good to invest or save..yes..but also spend the money with your family.. spend time with them.. have a nice vacation..not necessarily expensive but enough to have a wonderful memories to everyone. We will never know when our ‘times up’ living in this beautiful world.. create a wonderful memories, at the end of the day.. our children will cherish how we share our memories with them not how much money we spend for them.