Have you ever wanted to fly? Those of us with the freedom to can. With the freedom to fly, you can soar into the heavens, achieving whatever dream you want to achieve.
But suppose you can’t fly. You try to, but can’t. Your feet are glued to the ground. There is no way that you can defeat the laws of gravity. You know that you can’t fly, but why? You are nearsighted. Nearsighted of all the dreams that are before you. Nearsighted of all the dreams that are around you and above you. You want to fly, but how do you fly?
An idea springs into your head. You may not be able to fly, but you can give others the ability to fly. So you make it a dream to design the best “flying machines” in the world. Flying machines that will give all the ability to fly and touch their dreams in the heavens. You work on these machines really hard and are praised for your accomplishments. You may not be able to fly, but somebody notices you in the distance. They utter a profound declaration that blows over your eyes like the wind at the highest altitudes. To you, you may not have been flying but in reality you were flying the whole time. You were flying without even realizing it. And when this realization hits you, your eyes become awash with tears. You flew. You touched the heavens. You made their dreams possible. All thanks to your “flying machines”.
If you haven’t guessed by now, this is a setup for tonight’s anime movie. The Wind Rises, another classic written and Directed by Hayao Miyazaki.
Muse: The Wind Rises? It’s pretty good, having seen it last year…
I know. I like how it turned out.
Muse: I also like how it’s a historical movie. It follows the life of Jiro Horikoshi, designer of the Mitsubishi A5M fighter aircraft and its successor, the Mitsubishi A6M Zero, both used for the Empire of Japan during World War II.
With that, the movie takes place during the early 20th century. It’s another historical movie, like Steamboy.
Anyway, I think we’re done talking about the movie.
Muse: Done talking about the movie? Alright. I’m going to read now. Let me know when it comes on, as I want to see it with you!
I certainly will. Don’t worry.
My Muse is four and a half years old today. She is 2’10.5″ tall and she weighs 31 pounds. The height of a two year old and the weight of a three year old.
Today’s high is going 31 degrees and the silver lining is seeing The Wind Rises later tonight.
To those of you who love to fly, I hope that you all have a fantastic day.
Muse: With all his talk about flying, I’m creating my own special aircraft. There. Time to test it out! This is going to be fun! Now boarding Muse Airlines…
Child Muse: Mommy!
Muse: Uh oh…Better land this plane. My younger me is calling out!