Pretty Magic in the Cinema — Dumbo
Take Care. Such a short and sweet statement, but heavily loaded with meaning. Depending on who (or what) you say it to, it can mean several things. The meaning is versatile. Who you say it to is versatile, as well. I think that’s why it serves as such a common phrase in the English language.
Care. Meaning to provide what is necessary for someone or something; to give or show attention to that person or thing. This can be in so many ways: “health, welfare, maintenance and protection,” as stated in the dictionary.
I began thinking about “care” during and after I walked out of the theater after seeing Dumbo. This movie is filled to the brim with outrightly-expressed themes, and themes on the more discreet side. But, I believe the overarching takeaway can be put simply, “Take Care.”
Take care of yourself. Your mind, body, soul and dreams.
Take care of your relationships. The people you love — family, friends (of all kinds).
Take care of those who cannot take care of themselves. Our earth and the animals in which we share our home.
With our mind and body being pulled in so many directions and our humanity being compromised with a sour or sweet occurrence, we may put this fundamental affirmation into a small compartment to be forgotten. But, it is so important to keep it in the forefront of all of our actions. We may just save someone, ourselves or a beautiful, blue-eyed, big-eared elephant.