My ultimate favorite Disney movie from my childhood is Lilo and Stitch. I’ve probably watched the movie a good ten thousand times so it’s safe to say I was beyond excited to watch it again. I all but did a little happy dance when the little intro sequence played out. I was obsessed with little old Pudge and his peanut butter sandwiches growing up.
Now, I normally truly enjoy this movie and I wouldn’t say this time was much different but for some reason, it was more emotional? I cried like a little baby numerous times throughout the movie. Especially after the big beach scene where the two other aliens tried to catch Stitch and in the process he dragged Lilo underwater. The social worker was there to witness everything and it became quite clear that the two sisters will most likely be separated. Back home, Lilo shows the family picture and those famous lines that all of us have come to adore with this movie is spoken.
“Ohana means family. Family means nobody gets left behind or forgotten.”
I would hundred percent get that quote inked on my skin. Anyway, Stitch decides to leave and Lilo with a very sad expression utters these words: “I remember everyone that leaves.” Now, who wouldn’t sob like a little bitch when this little girl utter those words? I don’t remember ever responding to this movie like this. Has it always been this bittersweet and sad? Regardless I love this movie so much and that will never change. Especially the ending. Oh, why am I still sniffing? I would lose my shit if they ever make a live-action of this movie. They better do it justice or I will sue for emotional distress. You know what I really appreciate about this movie? No one bats an eyelash at the clearly alien-like appearances. They just accepted them as is even though there is a clear difference between them and the aliens. I think most people can learn a thing or two from that message.
Starting my day with my favorite childhood movie was bittersweet. I enjoyed it immensely and honestly, I needed this. I was starting to doubt how much good this project would do but now I know, I need to trust the process. Who knows what will happen at the end of this 25 days project. I might feel worse. I might feel like myself again. I might feel like a brand new person. Who really knows? But, it’s worth it. I just need to trust in that.
Thank you so much for reading and I will see you in a click!
PS I’m sorry for missing out on a few days. I haven’t been feeling well. I decided to take things slow so I can heal in time for my new job. The last thing I want to do is show up sick on my first day. Anyway, see you tomorrow!