Wednesday, October 07, 2009

A newfound pleasure

Last night, I went to see TOY STORY and TOY STORY 2 in 3-D. I had never seen either of these movies when they originally came out and let me just tell you....I'm in luuuuurve.

It's a given that the animation is amazing and blows you away -- not to mention seeing it in 3-D, but the stories were so heartwarming. Underneath the cutesy Disneyfication, there's really a soul to these characters and a message so strong it made me cry. Friendship is the glue that holds our society. The love of a child is indescribable. Loyalty to those you love goes above and beyond all things.

You might think it's just a simple kid's cartoon...but it's really about standing up for those you love and letting them know how you feel. It's also important to love your toys because they are important in your life and they are your friends.

Case in point...I still have my teddy bear that I got on my third birthday. His name is Donny and he not only did he go off to college with me, but he went on my honeymoon. Any time I've had a horrid day, Donny is always there sitting on the chair when I need him. His love is unconditional and he asks for nothing in return.

Donny and me then...

Donny and me now...

My stuffed animals and toys still hold a special place in my heart. I have never thrown any away, sold them in a yardsale, or given them away (with the exception of a stuffed lamb my grandmother made me and my Jolly Green Giant that my mother put in a yardsale when I was away at college -- along with my cheerleader pom poms and batons -- and I was heartsick to learn that they all sold.)

Do you have a special toy that means something to you? A stuffed animal that's always been there for you?

Marley = )

GHOST HUNTRESS series - The story is fiction. The science is real. Welcome to a new reality!
co-authored with Patrick Burns and Dave Schrader


Elizabeth Kerri Mahon said...

I'm not ashamed to admit that I have a row of Teddy Bears on top of my dresser, including one made out of mink, which a dear friend gave me when we worke together in a show. Even though I'm anti-fur, I can't bear to give it away because of the meaning behind it.

TinaFerraro said...

I don't...between a flood and a cross-country move, most of my childhood items disappeared. But I loved seeing these pictures of you! And I agree that Toy Story is very well done!

Heather Davis said...

Awww... Marley! You are Donny are so cute in both pictures.

I, too, love stuffed animals. I have a blue monkey named Applesauce that my dad brought back for me from a biz trip to Minneapolis when I was small. And, I have Lambie - a toy lamb from my crib days. Maybe you had the same lamb?



Kate at Read This Book! said...

I have a teddy bear which has been with me for about a decade now. I can't imagine life without my bear. My bear knows all my deepest secrets and it has always been there for me. Throughout the years my bear has gained some friends and some friends whom are kept away now but my bear will always be on my bed. :]