I recently updated my wishlist and list of favorite titles, and how could this list exist without the films of Hayao Miyazaki, whose imagination, breadth, and tender heart blow me away?
If you haven’t seen this film, you must. It’s one of those stories that just broke my entire heart, with its desire for beauty and good storytelling, and my mind with its imagination, so entirely open and broad it was with its scope. I’d never seen anything like it, animated or live action. It’s a film that haunts me, and that reminds me of the standard for experience: do something so lovely, so new, so distinct, that it really leaves its mark.
This novel is by you. It’s yours. You’re that name that will be forevermore remembered.
See the trailer and listen to the theme song (which will play for W. on repeat when she reads) below.