Ligo Haibun Challenge – Thank you Walt!


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Līgo Haībun Challenge is for all writers. Brought to you each week by the talented Nightlake, this is a great opportunity to improve your writing skills. To enter, click on the link! I encourage all writers to give this one a try, after you enter you can proudly display the Līgo Badge on your blog.

This week, several choices for a prompt are offered in the haībun challenge. They are a photo of a Mountain Range (click on link to view) or the word “Cartoon”.

One of my favorite people, that has ever been, is Walt Disney. I’ve studied the man, his career, and his life extensively. For me it was an easy choice to pick the word “Cartoon”.

My written piece this week is nonfiction. A personal tribute:


In Honor of you – Walt!


Born more that a century ago, when you and your brother Roy were young adults, you packed up your bags and in your pickup truck, with everything you owned, drove to Hollywood. You were sure you were going to be a successful entrepreneur. When Roy asked you what you would do (about getting a studio for animation up and running), you said  “I’ll create a new character”. And Roy asked you what kind and you said, “I don’t know, how about a mouse?” While this is an anecdotal story, I think it just might be true.

In your life you shaped American culture, became a giant in the movie and theme park industries, and are one of the main people responsible for the origination and evolution of animated cartoons/movies/videos we all watch today. Your imagination, talent and determination to succeed are almost unmatched.

But more than anything else you inspired and brought joy and laughter to hundreds of millions of children and adults around the world. Your legacy lives on. Very few can reach the heights you attained. You were my primary inspiration to draw as a child. When I became an adult you were my inspiration to succeed. You never let me down with your vision and your imagination. Thank you Walt.

inspiring determination
creates magical fantasies
imagination reigns


Thank you for your visit today,

~ Penny

Penny L Howe

19 thoughts on “Ligo Haibun Challenge – Thank you Walt!

    • His cartoons and theme parks are so taken for granted that many don’t realize what that one man put into the works and made happen – providing so much fun and happiness for so many Sheri. Thank you my friend, I hope you are having a pleasant week so far! xx

    • He was so much my hero in life, Robyn. One of the first things I drew (from memory) were Lady and the Tramp! Yes he was a genius! Much love always to you, dearest friend. xo

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