Disney’s Beauty and the Beast came out when I was 18 or 19. Delightful!
My sister and I played Disney music over and over again.
And then it came out again when I was in my mid-40’s.
A feast for the eyes.
And you know how music is…I’m still a young girl when I hear the music.
Especially since I danced to Tale as Old as Time when I was 20 for a Valentine Community Dessert Showcase. (6:43 on video clip)
SO…. a week ago a friend of my 14 year old daughter was over and they were talking theater and musicals. And I had a sudden reality check when this young girl looked at me and said so sweetly,
‘You would be a perfect Mrs. Potts! Yes, you are kind and motherly’
I smiled but I was so confused.
Mrs. Potts!? She’s old!
Oh, duh, to these young girls I am old. Or at least a mature adult.
I talked about this incident to my dearest friend CC. We both laughed.
I may look like a motherly mature adult…
I’m still Belle inside.
I’m still a romantic.
I’m still young inside.
Grace to we who are still young people under this mature exterior.