Always an innovator, and rarely a duplicator, Walt Disney was at his best when he was breaking new ground. He introduced the world to the perky personality of Mickey Mouse, added sound to cartoon shorts, created the first full-length animated feature, invented a new form of family theme park entertainment,
“Life is composed of lights and shadows, and we would be untruthful, insincere, and saccharine if we tried to pretend there were no shadows.”
Never have these words of Walt felt more true during my lifetime than right now.There are good times, friends, and there are bad times. Neither lasts forever. The ebb and flow of the charms of life is what makes it such a varied and wonderful experience.
“That’s the real trouble with the world, too many people grow up. They forget.”
When we think about the notion of growing up, compared to “not” growing up, we often connect to Peter Pan – the boy who never grew up. We visualize flights of fancy, far off places, spirited battles, and happily ever afters – things that we used to dream of, that
Laughter is timeless, imagination has no age, dreams are forever.
One of Walt Disney’s most famous quotes, this sums up Walt’s personality perfectly. Walt’s laughter and smile still resonate to this day. Walt was fully engaged in imagining his City of the Future right up until he died. And Walt’s dreams live on in all of us. Laughter is