“Be Brave”, my mother always tells me. What is there to lose? If you’ve set your mind to something, and you know it isn’t wrong, go for it. For the first time in my life, I saw a Disney movie (any movie for that) which emulated what my mum told me. For once, there wasn’t a damsel in distress and a superhot guy, out to save her. Hell, there wasn’t a hot guy anywhere in this movie. For once it was about a girl who rebelled against the norm and didn’t need to give up her all to do it. I was so glad that Disney made this movie. After all it was them that made us believe as little girls, that your Prince Charming is just around the corner. And don’t get me wrong, I believe in Prince Charmings and Fairy Tale endings. I’m stupid like that! But that doesn’t mean your life can’t function without them. My point being, you don’t need a Prince Charming to save you. You need one to love you! You can do all the saving by yourself. Because we have so much more strength than we realize. I walked out of that movie, thinking, “Wow, I must be strong like that.” Couple that with picturesque locales, beautiful castles, gorgeous lighting, three little cuties for brothers, flaming red hair and we have a winner! And how could I forget! The accents!
Now I must mention that this movie as much about giving, sharing, family, as it it about bravery. Merida’s parents, you can’t help but admire their perseverance and patience. To deal with a vehement, incorrigible and passionate girl - Boy, i wonder what THAT must be like :D
Now as I sit here, in the land of Kilts and bagpipes, it all makes sense. This country is the land of the compassionate and kind. They believe in helping people. Even after being constantly bombarded by the stiff upper lipped, they have managed to pick themselves up and get on with life. And they have managed to do it with grace, dignity and beauty. Scotland has some of the most beautiful landscapes in the world, but I am more struck by it’s people. Warm, merry and hearty!