Growing up I always idolized Belle. She was so much more than any other Disney Princess out there at the time. She saved her Prince not the other way around.
The Beast was some dark creature that only the strongest, most caring and exceptional person would be able to love. To break down the tall walls that were covered in mud and vines. She saw her way through it, she fought to save him, to save herself, to save her father. She fought for something so many of us forget to fight for; a love that blossomed out of the unknown.
Belle, now has turned into the Disney Princess I always thought she was. A creator, an inventor, someone with such a zeal for a life that is greater than her small town. Emma Watson gave Belle such a backstory that I am jealous I will never get to play her. But I do get to live up to her standards. I get to live with my nose stuck in a book burning calories running wild in my own imagination. I get to create in my own way, I get to use my words and things that I have seen or been through and tell my own story. I get to make adventure and excite in me, and hopefully others, something I never wanted to share with the world before. I get to be Belle in my own way.
I get to read and live a thousand different lives with each turn of the page. I can sit and watch television and movies, explore the greatest writers and works of art in the palm of hands. I crave to see what is out there in this world but it is also nice to live in an age where I can turn on a livestream and watch the Eiffel Tower light up or see the fireworks in Dubai on New Years Eve.
I am counting down the days where I get to see a live-action version of the one movie I couldn’t put down when I was a child, a movie that I still come back to. I can’t wait to hear Emma Watson sing iconic songs, to see the library of my dreams. To get goosebumps as I hear the piano lead up to a Tale As Old As Time. To see the only ballgown that I have ever wanted to wear while dancing around a vast space. I can’t wait to see Belle as the wacky inventor and seeing her shut down Gaston like it’s nobodies business.
I will always hold Belle in a higher place, I will always strive to be her. To be ambitious and broaden my own horizons. I promise to never stop reading, learning, writing, creating. I will be like Belle, I will always fight for what I believe in. I will always fight for the love of my lifetime, for the people I surround myself with. I will always have a yearning for the places and people I have yet to see or meet. I will accomplish building a library so profound to me that everyone will be jealous of it. I will leave a piece of me, I will believe in something great.
Anything is possible, if you are willing to want it bad enough.
“Take it with you so you’ll always have a way to look back … and remember me.” – Beast
I don’t think this scene will ever not give me enormous goosebumps, tears to my eyes and such a big smile on my face.
“Ever just the same. Ever a surprise. Ever as before, ever just as sure, as the sun will rise. Tale as old as time. Tune as old as song. Bittersweet and strange, finding you can change. Learning you were wrong.” – Mrs. Potts