Monday, June 7, 2010

Horton Hears a Who?

Just came back from the movie theater with my 4 yr old. We went to see Horton Hears a Who (HHaW). It was a lot of fun and great animation. Steve Carrell and Jim Carrey were great. Now, please tell me that I am not the only one that thought of what I am about to tell you. As when I read the book, I could not help but think of Barack Obama, his presidency, his ideas, and those of "others". Don't worry about it, I will not go on to speak about my political views or anything. For god's sake the blog's name is I heart 2 girls, not I heart to talk politics. Alls I'm saying is that I could not get the metaphor or the comparison out of my head. The entire movie.

With Dr. Seuss's deceptive simplicity, we hear about the persistence of doing the right thing no matter how hard and arduous the journey, even our faith (believing in something unseen). Also, all about our voices carrying and making a difference. I mean, "a person's a person no matter how small", right? and "I meant what I said, and I said what I meant".

Carol Burnett's character of the Sour Kangaroo's attitude of "If you can't see, hear or feel something it doesn't exist. And believing in "tiny imaginary people" is just not something we do or tolerate here in the Jungle of Nool."

Anyhow, just thiking about the movie on my drive home and wanted to share.

So, let's HOPE- "And so, all ended well for both Horton and Who's, and for all in the jungle, even kangaroos. So let that be a lesson to one and to all; a person is a person, no matter how small."

What do you think? Have you seen it? Am I trippin'?


Aubrey said...

Well...I have seen the movie, what feels like a thousand times and I have never thought of it that way.
Very interesting! Don't worry, you're not trippin'! LOL

Mrs Y said...

We've watched that movie dozens of times here. (Two times devoured...) I always figured it was more a religious than a political thing.

Mrs Y said...

Ha ha! Lily just walked over here and saw 3/4 of the embedded video box that was peeking out from behind this comment box and said, "That's Horton? That's Horton? That's Horton, Mommy?"