Though we have escaped apocalyptic doom this year, we have not escaped tragedy or heartache. It’s easy to get enraptured in the idyllic scenes of Disneyland and forget a somewhat cold reality around us where bad things happen. Forgetting, at least momentarily, is part of the appeal; we can leave today and enter a world of fantasy. Don’t mistake me, I don’t mean this in a negative way at all, quite the contrary. Disneyland is a place where you can go and slough off the refuse of everyday life, a kind of detox for the soul. Walt’s hope that his park would be a source of joy and inspiration to all the world was fulfilled exceedingly and in abundance. But wouldn’t it be wonderful if everyday life were better? I pray the new year will be filled with inspiration to make it so and joy to strengthen us in getting there.
About Matt Hansen
Designer, photographer, and wilderness lover.