This evening I watched the 2003 version of PETER PAN. I have to say PETER PAN is up there with BEAUTY AND THE BEAST as one of my favorite classic stories.
The story has so many aspects from entertainment to the psychological boundaries placed on men and women. I could go on about how men have problems with growing up and taking on responsibilities and how many romance novels contend with that. You know, the hero finally meets his Wendy and grows up and takes on responsibility, though in the story tonight he flew away.
Plus the story is a bit of romance. “I remember kisses, let me see. Aye, that is a kiss. A powerful thing.”
I loved the movie HOOK too. The colors, photography, and play of words between the 40 plus Peter and the young Lost Boys were wonderful. To me, the theme of the movie is to take time out of life and enjoy it.
For myself, the story PETER PAN is one of my favorites for a couple reasons. Wanting to stay young is obvious, but flying...the adventure and the freedom...I close my eyes and I can twirl and swoop along the currents above the treetops. The flying would be great. I understand the desire to go where you want and when you want.
So since I can’t fly and can’t stay young forever, I dream. I write. In my writing I can stay young and fly.