Disney and Unexpected Metaphors
At MGM we saw a short stage performance of “Beauty and the Beast,” the unexpected metaphor of Disney and Life. In the performance, the mighty and haughty Gaston sings of his displeasure of Belle’s love of the Beast. Because his jealousy is no good reason to gather the rabble to whack the Beast, Gaston does something remarkably familiar: create fear. The Beast will kill your children, Gaston warned. No one will be safe. He must be destroyed. If you’re not with us, you’re against us (not kidding). And your phones must be tapped and emails intercepted (kidding).
Well, it’s good to be in the sun and absorb the happy. Actually, it’s very good for the soul. Sometimes you need happiness training, even if it's somewhat overboard. Unhappiness and spirituality have some seriously bad history between them. One tries to stop the other.