3/23/15, Cinderella

Hi Everyone,

I hope you’ve had a nice first few days of Spring, and are enjoying warmer weather somewhere. All the cities I travel to still seem to be in the grips of winter. Paris has cooled down again, New York is still freezing, and had more snow in the past week, and for now Spring is more a hope than a reality.

I had an absolutely wonderful time I wanted to share with you. I took my Godchildren to the preview of the new Disney movie, “Cinderella”. And nothing is more terrific than the world seen through the eyes of a child, and they are such a perfect age. The youngest is 4 years old, and I got her Cinderella’s ‘ballgown’, complete with light up shoes and tiara at the Disney store. She put it on immediately when I gave it to her, and it was soooooo fun watching her play Cinderella. And I LOVED the movie. It is beautifully done, with real actors, not animation, and the star who plays Cinderella, Lily James, is one of the actresses on my favorite TV series (Downton Abbey), and one of the stepsisters is from Downton Abbey too. I saw the film in French, and it was a preview, which was VERY exciting. Now I want to see it in English, and about 16 more times. It reminded me of how totally I enjoyed my children at those ages, and the time I spent with them, where everything you do is an adventure, everything is new and thrilling, no one is tired, jaded, worried, stressed, overworked, or facing the challenges of real life. And no matter what is happening in your (adult) life, the cares and worries melt away with the magic of a fairytale, a delightful movie, and sharing it (or anything else) with children you love. I had as much fun as they did, and they are exceptionally lovely children, so we all had a good time, they were mesmerized, and totally enthralled, and their mother and I cried at all the touching parts. I came out floating, it made us all happy, and was an absolutely great experience. If you have a sentimental side at all, and a touch of romance, and want to be swept away by a wonderful movie, with a happy ending, go to see Cinderella, with or without children, as soon as you can!!! I absolutely LOVED it!!!!

much love, Danielle

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5 Comments so far
  1. Keyla Marques March 23, 2015 12:57 pm

    have you ever watched “Ever After” with Drew Barrymore? its a Cinderella movie and its delightful to watch and see how fierce and delicate she is.

  2. Kit March 24, 2015 5:03 am

    I will prepare a response.

  3. Axxcexx March 26, 2015 5:57 pm

    As soon as I read your blog on Monday I took my two girls and headed to watch it… It was a very hopeful movie. We loved it!….

    btw… now I understand why they have celebrities on commercials hahaha.

    No that they pay you for this blog, but oh you got my point…


  4. Elizabeth Lauricella March 27, 2015 10:50 pm

    I just saw it tonight. We have an old fashioned drive-in here and it’s has a HUGE screen!! So of course it felt like being in the movie… Went with girlfriends and were all like little girls watching it. Such a trip down memory lane. And I still want a pair of glass slippers!! Hugs.

  5. Diana Westenra April 14, 2015 5:39 am

    I took 2 daughters and 4 grandchildren to cinderella today. And then read this blog.I was enthralled with the movie the story of which I loved as a child.But I came out though with an overwhelming sadness,as a child I believed that good overcomes evil, my faith tells me it does also.I realised then I was profoundly sad and have been so for many years. There is so much evil around and no magic to make it right. I believed it was depression, but it is sadness.There is no answer for this. I think it must just be the human condition and feel sadder than ever. DW