Sometimes it’s the reminders of childhood that bring the most comfort.
Disney’s Beauty and the Beast was my first favorite movie. After years of waiting, I finally have it. It’s a bit of a funny story. We bought the original VHS when it came out. (Thankfully, my high schoolers still know what a VHS is. Some of them even still have some. But I know the day is coming when they won’t.) I watched it over and over. Fortunately, not to the point of breaking or overly warping the tape inside that I remember.
Because we had it on VHS, I never really thought about buying it when it came out on DVD. After all, I had the movie. I could sing about wanting more than this provincial life any time I wanted.
Then I grew up and moved out. We moved into the world of DVD’s completely, so I’ve never owned a VHS player of my own as an adult. And since Disney movies have a habit of going in and out of the vault, I realized that I didn’t have my own copy of Beauty and the Beast about seven years ago. Right after it vanished off shelves. I was far more disappointed than I probably should have been, but I really wanted it and had lost my chance.
Now, it’s finally out again, and celebrating its 25th anniversary. And I have it.
What better way to relax during the evening than with my first favorite movie and a cup of tea?
What was your first favorite movie?