Why do people forget this cartoon princess? It seems so lost…
3rd last post before deleting app and clearing things up
(Hope you won’t mind, this is to be published on Tumblr post hence lengthy):
Howl’s Moving Castle & its parallel with ourselves. *spoiler alert*
Here(top right) you have Howl, the protagonist. A warlock-cum-navigator. He had his heart swallowed by the fire that fuels his house and moves it, Calcifer(bottom right).
If you’ve watched this classic Miyazaki film, you’d know that it was a very messy place, until Sophie(top left), the one who stitches things up, came into the picture. Someone he came to cherish despite his initial annoyance.
You’d also learn by the end of the movie that war is “abominable”, senseless, and that sometimes we have a ‘wicked witch of the wastes’(bottom left), whom Howl “thought she was beautiful”, so he pursued her, but it turns out she wasn’t, so he ran away. (Sounds a lot like too much make up. Hmm…)
In the hands of the witch, his heart was dying.
Only a person like Sophie, who knew the secrets of Howl’s heart, saved him in the end. To conclude after ruminating over this tale, indeed: “A heart is a heavy burden.”
& of all curiosities, it was only when Howl’s hair colour changed to a dark one, his demons were shed, and he closed all his portals to alternate places did he find a beautiful life with Sophie.
Likewise for us, we have all sorts of social media platforms and sometimes multiple jobs and aliases.
Which one is the real you?
My guess is that you have to shed them to find out. The key, perhaps, is the one who saves you, yet end up caring for.
(As for myself..perhaps I may actually need to navigate the seven seas and continents before I chance upon someone old yet young yet wonderful-but-unaware-of-it like Sophie.🔭 My witch of the wastes long gone, but we stitch on our own don’t we all?)
#hayaomiyazaki #hearts #fightingdemons #sillywars
- One Summer’s Day——Spirited Away
- The Legend of Ashitaka——Princess Mononoke
- Carrying You——Castle in the Sky
- Howl’s Moving Castle Theme——Howl’s Moving Castle
- The Sixth Station——Spirited Away
- ???——My Neighbor Totoro
- Princess Mononoke Theme Song(vocal)——Princess Mononoke
- Baron——The Cat…
🎸About time I re-stringed and showed some care…
Guitar maintenance 101:
•$1 Singer Oil is MIA,so to polish
-Vaseline & wood polish spray
-a fine paintbrush,& shoelace/cloth(one which doesn’t leave sticky fibres)
•Scotch paper cutter effectively snips the strings away
•to clear trapped dust
-uhh…paper towels attached to chopstick😐(best done when hole is accessible: when you re-string)
•because I prefer mellow tones,(original strings:uncle’s D’addario EJ45, normal tension. Apparently a rock/swing-type), Albert Augustine concert strings.
•A nice, effective finish cloth for everyday use is a gd investment.
That was detailed. #squareAssembly
It is a theory I’ve come up with,that when a musician passes down their guitar, it is like trying to let go of a wife. Which you may infer, meaning the previous owner would come back to shower it with concern time and time again.
..when I think about it, this a legacy and “shoes too big” for my gnarly hands to fill. Sigh.