When I was living in Japan I went to the movies by myself for the first time. I’ve never done that before because I kind of just always assumed I wouldn’t like it. But I was wrong, I loved it! Movies mean SO much to me and have shaped and continue to influence how I view and deal with the world. I got to see The Red Turtle alone in Tokyo and it was such a moving moment for me. Now back in the states, I just got to see the movie that started it all for me when I was 4 years old in a theater!
So much purity and beauty in this film. Travel, movies, and video games are the closest things I have to a religion, and Miyazaki films (and pretty much all Ghibli movies in general) are truly spiritual experiences for me 🌿🌳🌿