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Unhappily Ever After by Jeff Hong – A Wake Up Call From Our Beloved Friends at Disney [28 Images]

Winnie the Pooh | Unhappily Ever After by Jeff Hong

Winnie the Pooh

New York animation artist Jeff Hong has created less-than-rosy portrayals of Disney characters as they might fare in today’s world. They are not cheery images, but they are poignant in their depictions of very real challenges, from animal testing and ocean pollution to drug addiction and teen suicide.

In many of these instances it’s easy to feel overwhelmed with sadness, anger, and fear but what’s critically important is that we don’t let it paralyze us in our tracks.  While it’s true that many of these depicted challenges are of a massive scale, we can’t simply let that stop us from doing anything at all.  For this is the only life and the only earth we have—there are no do-overs.  And while that may sound cliché, it can’t be overstated because we’ve already had our wake-up calls—too many to count.  And yet, there is still so much that needs to be done—we mustn’t turn a blind eye nor sleep on our feet.

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“I like to walk alone on country paths,
rice plants and wild grasses on both sides,
putting each foot down on the earth
in mindfulness, knowing
that I walk on the wondrous earth.
In such moments, existence is a miraculous
and mysterious reality.

People usually consider walking on water
or in thin air a miracle.
But I think the real miracle
is not to walk either on water or in thin air,
but to walk on earth.
Every day we are engaged in a miracle
which we don’t even recognize:
a blue sky, white clouds, green leaves,
the black, curious eyes of a child–
our own two eyes.
All is a miracle.”

~ Thich Nhat Hanh

 

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