Sunday, April 28, 2013

Little Witch Academia & Bubbles are people


Yesterday was seasonably warm. I almost typed unseasonably, because just a few days ago I was mulling over whether I should buy one more sweater this season or if I could wait. Let us all hope and pray that, with Beltane just 3 days away, we are finally - FINALLY - out of winter. But, it is the end of April and beginning of May and that makes it seasonably warm to be in the upper 60s.

I was sitting on a bench outside of my store enjoying the sunshine for the first time this year, and I wrote a poem. Now, a bit of me wants to make some sort of significance about the subject of that poem and the fact that Partner's family experienced a loss yesterday around the same time I was writing. But, we all know where my head has been lately, so this poem should come as no surprise.

I've been writing a lot more lately, but this one I liked. At the bottom of the poem is a movie about witches. So, stick around. The poem is called 'Bubbles are people'.

Bubbles are people and the
air in them are souls and
it all comes from the great
3-year-old at the end of the
fiery cold universe
waving around a wand
dancing in a field

like a stock photo

the perfect toothy smile
staring at us from behind
every pane of glass at
your store of choice's
frame aisle

a black and white window
into stock photo heaven.

Maybe that is heaven.
to become photoshopped and perfect,
hanging out with your
seven perfect
brothers at the end of a
pier in New England somewhere.

fragile fleeting
soap bubble spheres waiting to
be replaced by your less than
perfect Christmas photo
where the dog just wouldn't
look at the camera.

AND NOW FOR WITCHES!!!!  
I stumbled across the most adorable little short film called Little Witch Academia this past week. I kept it in my cloud reader for the past several days, because I just never found the time and blah blah blah. I finally watched it last night, and it is adorable. And, here's the best part, you can watch it in its entirety at the bottom of this blog post! I KNOW!!! 

The film is part of a Japanese government project called Anime Mirai, or the Young Animator Training Project, funded by the Agency for Cultural Affairs. Though it is only a one-shot, many people around the internet are hoping and praying this somehow gets picked up for a full series. It is delightful, if squarely in the realm of Anime that has been derived from more western ideas - Harry Potter, chief amongst them. Despite any shortcomings, of which there are few if any, you can watch the whole bow-slinging, spell casting, wand waving, dragon hunting, Sorcerer Stone saving, bippity boppity boo-ness of the 26-minute short film/let's hope it eventually gets called the 'pilot episode'. 

Enjoy!


Love and Lyte,

Fire Lyte

1 comment:

  1. I love it! And a part of me always does a happy dance when I see that you've blogged or podcasted. So sorry for Partner and family. I'll light a candle for all of you.

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