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We Know the Way

Three months ago, I wrote in “wild” how much I love Disney’s Moana.

You might imagine my love’s decreased since then. That I’ve stopped having Moana dance parties with my three-year-old, or started mentally groaning in protest when he turns me into a Moana album DJ while we’re driving: “Little Moana, please. No, other little Moana!” “Now ‘Thank You.'” “Crab song!” “The big boat song, again and again! A wot!”

Alas, this thirty-eight-year old yours-truly continues to blast Moana in the car. Somehow, “the big boat song” (track #5) and “We Know the Way” turn my commute into an adventure. They bring me into right now, and the sense that the road ahead might yet surprise me.

Today, I rolled down my driver-side window and belted along with Moana tracks 10-12. I did this three or four times, stopping only when I pulled into my driveway. I was a little sad to turn off my car, but, hey.

The CD’s there and ready to play the next time I drive.

I’ve written a lot about what saddens and frustrates me the last year. It’s time now to start writing (a wot!) about the opposite: what invigorates me and makes me glad simply to be … even if, sometimes, that’s about something as seemingly silly as an animated movie targeted at children. 

What’s bringing you hope today?

  1. isabazaar
    September 29, 2017 at 2:54 pm

    Hi Deborah The monster in your closet,
    I follow your blog and have great feelings in reading your words, so that gives me hope there will be others as well giving that good vibe giving a reason to manifest our longing on making relations and reflections about our true nature, its relation with all surround us, from the micro to the micro.
    Your blog is great!

  2. September 29, 2017 at 8:08 pm

    We had an unfortunate substitute situation this week, me alone and 75 kids. My classroom fits 45 tops really 30. So I put them in the auditorium and had them watch Moana and compare and contrast the music in Moana. So you know, I was restraining myself from dancing in the middle of the auditorium or belting out how far I’ll go… lol

    You aren’t alone!

    • October 1, 2017 at 8:31 am

      First, OH MAN to 75 kids at once! Second, OH YEAH to Moana in the auditorium, and to the joy of dancing inside even if you’ve (temporarily) gotta restrain it on the outside. 😀 😀 😀

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