Growing up my sister and I were as different as night and day. Night and Day is a very good way to describe us. She is blonde, very tall and very thin. I am brunette, tall and not very thin. Those are not our only differences.
As kids we polar opposites in just about everything. I loved to read and she did not. I loved school and she did not. She had long hair mine was short. She had straight hair mine was curly.
One thing we have in common is our love for movies. We loved movies, and we still do. As we began to grow older and have our own families our differences became less and we became more alike – also more like our own mother!
We both have a love for cooking, quilting and crafting to name just a few things. Something that has never changed is our love for one another. Our bond is very strong. From the day my mother brought her home from hospital and I held her for that first time, she was mine. I knew there was something special in our connection. Even though I was only just over three years old I remember that day clearly. I remember thinking there was something special about who she was to me.
She was my sister. Always has been. Always will be.
When my own daughters were born I nurtured their sisterhood. My greatest joy is watching them together. Colby was nearly eleven years old when Gracie came along but that age span has never made much difference in their bond. Now at twenty-five and fifteen there is something there that even I, as their mother, can’t be a part of – the bond of sisters.
My sister has a daughter who is just a few months older than Gracie. She shares their bond as they grew up close. Until my sister moved across the country to Colorado my girls thought of their cousin as their own sister. Amber was one of them. A collective of three sisters. Nothing can break that strong family tie. Not time. Not distance.
My sister and I, 1970.
The connection of sisters is beautifully captured in Disney’s newest movie “Secret of the Wings” – the next movie adventure in the Disney Fairies franchise after “Tinker Bell,” “Tinker Bell and the Lost Treasure” and “Tinker Bell and the Great Fairy Rescue.” The franchise also includes “Pixie Hollow Games,” a TV special that premiered on Disney Channel.
I’ll try not to spoil the movie but the story is a wonderful discovery of family, sisterhood and the ties that bind those relationships. I encourage you to take the time to sit with your daughter(s) and your sister(s) and watch the movie together. You’ll share moments of love and happiness, and it will make you want to hug your sister and daughter.
I am horrible at spoilers so before I say any more I am going to share some fun facts about the movie.
Seven brand new characters join Tinker Bell in Pixie Hollow. They are Periwinkle, who is Tink’s sister; Lord Milori, the imposing but kind leader of the Winter Woods; Dewey, the keeper of all fairy knowledge; Gliss and Spike, Periwinkle’s two best friends; Sled, a winter sparrowman; and Slush, a mellow laid-back “sparrow-dude”(or “fairy-dude”).
The production enlisted the help of a noted twin-study expert. Hearing the incredible stories of long-lost twins reuniting, and viewing footage of twins meeting for the first time was extremely helpful in developing how Tinker Bell and Periwinkle react to each other, both physically and emotionally.
Special plants, including Lamb’s Ear, which is a ground cover best described as fuzzy or velvety, were brought in for the animators to study and use as sources of reference to help with the organic design of the costumes for Tinker Bell and the other fairies.
Production also enlisted an actual snow hydrologist to advise the team on how to accurately portray frost and freezes on the screen. Disney’s animation and true to life visuals make watching the movie a real feast for the eyes and the senses. They have created a believable world where fairies live and play together. Disney’s “Secret of the Wings” is a wonderful tribute to sisterhood.
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