Sunday, December 27, 2009
While we were at my parents' house we watched Disney-Pixar's Up. Disney's Bambi has held the top spot since its 1942 release for the saddest opening to a animated movie until now...Up had such a bitter-sweet opening ten minutes. It was very touching, but it was also very sad. As a kid watching Bambi I was disturbed when Bambi's mother got shot by a hunter. As an adult watching Up I am disturbed by how fast a lifetime together can zoom for a couple.
I guess I can relate to the couple in Up. This year, more than any other year, has just zoomed for us. The year is almost over, and it doesn't seem like a year. Where does the time go? In the first ten minutes of Up you zoom through the time-line of the couple. They're young and in love, and then they are old and in love. Life is too short.