Wednesday, 18 July 2012

Hi ho, hi ho, it's off to work we go!
Morning in the City


Looking up, going down
Rush hour at Opera exit
of Karlsplatz Metro station


I was already in my late twenties when I watched
Disney's "Snow White" for the first time.
While I liked the scene with the dwarfs merrily
marching off to work - great attitude! -,
I cringed when Snow White picked up the broom
and started singing "One day my prince will come".
What a scatter-brain! How did you feel about that?

Wishing you all a wonderful morning
and a great day,
Merisi

Photograph and Text © by Merisi

16 comments:

  1. That's why I like Robert Munsch's "The Paper Bag Princess" :-)
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y-O-3Gbl6VE

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  2. "The Paper Bag Princess" part 2 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BWzRpb4kLSY&feature=channel&list=UL

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    1. Thank you for the links, Zosia,
      I shall watch it tonight!

      Here are live links to Zosia's suggestions, enjoy:
      Robert Munsch's "The Paper Bag Princess" :-)
      "The Paper Bag Princess" part 2

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    2. Merisi, in reply to you comment on my post of today (btw. woodchuk LOL)
      Robert Munsch is a Canadian writer who writes children's books.The series "A Bunch of Munsch", based on his books, was produced by Canadian TV in the early 90's. I saw it mostly on public tv (TV Ontario) in Canada. One of his most known books is "Love you Forever", which is truly beautiful in its simplicity. Robert Munsch is also a great stage performer. I took my daughter, she was about 5 at the time, to the theatre to see one of his performances and it was wonderful.

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  3. Haha! My eldest daughter aged two sang that song night and day. Yet fortunately she's grown into a sensible young woman who has no truck with such silly attitudes. A triumph of learning over conditioning?

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    1. Well, your daughters certainly have a mum who sang to a different tune, if I may say so. ;-)

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  4. Scatterbrains aren't my favorite either. Happy day to you too.
    Sam

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  5. Oh yes, I have strong feelings about that film. It represents the old attitudes for women changed as I was growing up. Although she is not one to admire these days, I still adore the art in that movie!

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    1. It was sometime in the 90s when I watched the movie on VHS and of course attitudes had changed, 60 years later (come to think of it, Mary McCarthy's heroines of "The Group" graduated from college before this movie came out).

      I agree about the art!

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  6. Good morning, dear Merisi!
    My daughter went to Demel and ate chocolate cake.
    I think she is taking your advice!

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  7. Being ancient myself -- I saw Snow White when it first came out and it was just normal, standard thinking for women at that time. However, it didn't take me long to toss that idea out the window and move on! Fun post for the day, Merisi! And I do like the way your think! Hope your week is going well!

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    1. Only recently did I hear some people talk about girls as if no time had passed since "Snow White" came out. I was flabbergasted!

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  8. When I watched it, which was very very long ago, I didn't think much about that issue, even though my mom was the one who went off to work every day outside the home. My dad ran the farm

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    1. I just sat in front of TV and was shocked that Snow White acted like a ditzy.
      The Grimm fairytale Snow White was such a courageous girl, at least that had been my impression as a child. And then there she was, swinging a broom ... ;-)

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