I admit it: I'm a romantic. Which probably accounts for why I write and read romance. So when I ran across the nugget that Walt Disney's SLEEPING BEAUTY was released on this day in 1959, I knew I had to share it.
Who can resist the tale of a prince bringing a princess back to life with a kiss? I can't. I remain as entranced with the story today as I was more than fifty years ago. And I cry each time I see the movie.
But it is not only the romance of the movie that moves me. It is also the simple but profound concept of good triumphing over evil. In a world where selfishness, greed, and corruption are too frequently accepted, even applauded, I am drawn to anything that unabashedly celebrates the victory of that which is good and right and pure.
So, for today, I am grateful for Disney's vision in creating SLEEPING BEAUTY.