August 16, 2010

Daily Photo Tour - Pinocchio and Jiminy

Relationship. The essence to human existence. Pinocchio has always been my favorite Disney movie, or at least the one that I remember the most from my childhood. After my many trips to Disneyland I figured something out. Every time I rode Pinocchio, or heard the music, it took me back. And then I thought...Which is something I don't do too well sometimes! But, I thought. Why do I like this movie so much? And then it hit me. Much like that feeling at the bottom of Splash Mountain. The movie involves a boy going through a journey, and eventually finding himself. It also involves a man without a son, and a boy without a father, essentially. These things, the first of which I feel I have accomplished. Finding myself. I feel like for the first time ever, I know who I am, what I want, and what I need to do. The latter, growing up without a father, and now, as an adult, I can't wait to have a son. Something I can't wait to accomplish, and realizing the other I can't change. I can't help but to think of relationship in all of this. The most simple and essential connection between two human beings. Without it we just end up like Tom Hanks in Cast Away. Creating our own Wilson. We need relationship. It is how God made us. I love this statue because it is that very thing in it's simplest form. You can see the connection between Pinocchio and Jiminy. The connection that makes relationship what it is. Relationship is something you treasure, something you hold on to and never let go.

Pinocchio and Jiminy statue on Main Street, DisneylandPhoto by Kevin Crone

Comments (3)

On February 17, 2011 at 10:31 PM , Tristyn said...

Love this. =)

On February 19, 2011 at 12:15 PM , Kevin Crone said...

Thank you!

On October 19, 2011 at 12:35 AM , Cait said...

I really appreciate your sentiments about this picture, because it is all true! ^_^

On a weird side note, when I first glanced at this piece, by the way that the Astro Orbiter is faded in the distance and the gloomy look of the sky, it made Pinocchio seem like he too was a toy of the future, made of metal and still wishing to be a real boy. It's quite ironic if you think about it... That is what I love about your photos (and the others too!); they all have a story and different interpretation for each person. So thank you for that :)