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,
19 thoughts on “Ligo Haibun Challenge – Thank you Walt!”
Old Walt was a genius guy
Whose popularity never decreases
AnElephantCant be as silly
As Steamboat Willie
But Mickey is one meece he does not hate to pieces
I am so glad you agree with me about Walt Disney! He’s been my hero since I was 5 years old! 🙂 xo
What a wonderful tribute to a creative genius. 🙂
He’s my hero, that’s for sure! 🙂
What a legacy Walt Disney left behind. Thanks for reminding me of him on a day when I otherwise might not have thought of him.
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
A wonderful & inspirational post.
Walt Disney sure knew how to put the magic in all he did.
xx 🙂 🙂 xx
Better than any other, his imagination was awesome and his gift for bringing happiness to others! 🙂 xo
I took my boys to Disneyland in L.A . I absolutely loved it and went back with my husband twice after that.
What a guy!! Hugs Paula xxx
Totally, Paula! xx
I also like Walt Disney’s cartoons also 🙂
I am so glad to hear that Yoshiko. He made so many people happy with them! 🙂
A beautiful tribute to Walt! He has touched so so many lives in a magical way – pretty amazing genius! ~ Love to you dearest friend… x Robyn
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
He has brought laughter and joy to millions. An inspirational character and this is a very fitting tribute. Thank you for taking part, Penny:)
I know he has always been an idol and this piece is a great tribute to him. Thank you for sharing it with us Penny
Thanks Alastair, what I learned of the man and his struggles would fill volumes. He had some really, really hard times in his personal life and still kept on! 🙂
It’s amazing what he did, How he inspired many,