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summercomfort ([personal profile] summercomfort) wrote2016-12-30 11:35 pm

Happy Birthday to Me

I got to sleep in until 9am because Jono held the baby in the morning. And then in the afternoon we left the baby with my brother, and went to watch Moana! It's a pretty good cartoon movie. Holy shit I hope this makes every little kid want to learn wayfinding and explore the world. I'm really happy about some of the messages in the film, specifically:
1) Exploring the world does not preclude leaving home forever (it doesn't have to be the ocean or the family, it can be both!)
2) Exploring requires the right boat and the right tools (I love that Moana *packs* for her trip.)
3) You need to be ready to learn new skillsets (like wayfinding)
4) It's okay to give up / reject your destiny if you don't feel ready for it.

Basically I love the ocean in the story.

And then we had yummy family dinner and yummy cake, and Rutabaga was a powerful force for distraction.

I should do my typical year-end reflection but ... am tired. Gonna do a quick doodle draft" to fulfill my "work on something creative" and go to bed. There's still taiko tomorrow.