So it has come to the end of my stay at my brother’s college for spring break. Tomorrow I leave with him, me for Pittsburgh and he for home ( his spring break is next week). For the last night here my brother, his girlfriend, a girl who is catching a ride with us, and I all watched Netflix together.

We started with Anastasia. The movie was fine, the songs are really good, but my main problem is the plot. Ninety-nine percent of the conflicts in the story happen for “reasons!”. What? I got very lost, but the Russian bat was a big plus. I would recommend that you all watch the movie,mock the appropriate parts of the movie, and enjoy yourselves.

The real star of the night was the Disney Animated Shorts. Those are always fantastic.This particular grouping started with “The Story of John Henry”. If you don’t know the story of John Henry- GO! go to Google! Learn! All of you, however, should watch the animated short. I can’t say enough good things about it, which is what I say for most of these. The John Henry short though, it blows me away every time I watch it. The story is so powerful, and the short does it such justice.

Next was the short “Lorenzo” and oh my goodness! It was good, yes, but it also definitely contained Satan in cat form. Recommended, but only for those who are appreciative of some dark storytelling.

Also included was “Paper Man”, “The Ballad of Nessie”, and “Feast”, along with some others we skipped, or ran out of time for, or that just didn’t stick out to me. Those three, however, were great. I feel like it won’t be news to tell you that nobody plays with your heartstrings quite the way Disney does. Each one is full of highs, and lows, and dips, and turns, and everything everything in between.

If you can’t tell, I’m quite a fan of Disney shorts. They capture so much an tell such beautiful stories in such a tiny amount of time. Watching some of them with friends and family made for a perfect ending to my Spring Break trip. I am very glad I got the chance to spend my time here, and I really am not ready for classes to start up again. But I have always found anything is easier with a full heart, and such good stories shared with such good people is a good way to work on that.

“Again, if two lie together, they keep warm, but how can one keep warm alone?” Ecclesiastes 4:11 ESV


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