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Let it Go

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Click here to listen—Let it Go

When I’ve thought about this summer only one song comes to mind. “Let it Go” from the Disney movie, Frozen. I don’t know why I can’t get past this song. I realize that it was played to death but somehow I keep coming back to it. I couldn’t get the video to show up in the post so I had to settle for a picture and a link to the video.

This song resonates with me as the song of the summer of 2014 for a few reasons. The first is the most obvious. We went on a big family vacation to Disney World. It was eventful in many ways. It was my daughter-in-law and grandson’s first times there. We got to see Kris, who was working there.

My kids are Disney fans. Big Disney fans. Especially Kris. When we went to see Frozen, I fell in love with Anna- the younger sister. Besides my soft spot for little red haired girls, I related to her. She knew what she had to do and she did it. I’m more like Anna than Elsa. Elsa seemed sort of like she was wallowing in self-pity too much for my liking. I know there are so many different ways to look at characters and analyze their motivation. Elsa did overcome great obstacles and was able to throw aside her hang ups. πŸ™‚ Β I did like that she did “let it go” up there on the mountaintop.

Even though I still hold on to most of my original opinion of Elsa, I’ve come to relate to her more. “Be the good girl you always have to be.” This line has always hit a nerve.There’s nothing wrong with being good but not when it comes at the cost of your sense of self. As I have mentioned in a previous post- I’ve upset the apple cart. I guess that’s the Elsa in me.

And my final reason is pretty simple. My grandson adores this movie and spent most of the summer asking us if we wanted to “play” Frozen with him. One of us had to play Anna while he was Elsa, sleeping in her bed and moping around. πŸ™‚

This post is my response toΒ Daily Prompt- Musical Marker

25 Songs, 25 Days: Day 7- A song that reminds you of the past summer

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I am the mother of 3 children (now almost all grown up!) in the Midwest. Writing helps me hold on to my sanity. I like to spend my free time reading, hanging out with friends and listening to music.

10 thoughts on “Let it Go

  1. Agree as well. My grandsons love the movie and sing the songs, especially our 3yr. old. He even puts on a cape. If I hear the song, it sticks with me all day. No a bad mantra for when I am at work.

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  2. I saw the movie, and I can see why both fans and critics say it’s a metaphor for many of us are GLBT. You shouldn’t have to be forced into a role that’s not you, or to have essential parts of who you are. Denial destroys yourself, while love and kindness helps you become a strong member of society.

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