At the movies tonight, I was swept up into the blast of Elsa and Anna. I didn’t see the original Frozen and that didn’t matter. The intensity of II was extreme and I fell in love with the two heroines.
Right now, I can’t remember much about the film, which is thoroughly strange, since I just got home. So how the heck can I write about it? Somehow I’m confident that what will come out of my mind will touch home.
Elsa and Anna have huge eyes and the contact between them goes deep. There’s an aliveness in the relationships here, a sense of going to the core of things, casting off the trivial, and seeing the beauty of the human being facing you.
Elsa hears a voice calling her forward to the unknown. The music swells as she steps out into the fullness of life. At one point she walks resolutely into the mist, somehow knowing that she will be safe as the landmarks disappear. Hers is indeed a calling, and she holds her head high as she embraces the mystery of it all.
There are separations and there are joinings. The ebbs and flows of living are well represented but the ebbs can’t stop the surge of spirit. When Elsa sings, there’s a brilliant intensity, a full-throated volume as her mouth opens. No half measures. Something huge is propelling her into the marketplace of life, grappling with shallow forces and keeping wide eyes on the vibrancy beyond the mundane.
So it remains for all of us to reach out, touch our dreams, stay true to the world we know in our hearts and want to bring forth in reality. You don’t have to be pretty or handsome, young and virile, or wise beyond your years. You just have to see it and want it real bad.
Elsa and Anna stand tall in their vision and in their love for each other. They beckon us onward to our own individual promised lands and to a world that serves all beings. We dare not settle for less.