When I saw the daily prompt today I thought, that will be easy! What expresses the meaning of “Enchantment” more than a beautiful night picture of the illuminated Cinderella’s castle from Disney World? And, since we have been there so many times I have a plethora of pictures to choose from on my computer.
However, as I was going through my pictures I came accross this picture. Taken over the summer, it is basic, not enhanced and just not very beautiful. Even so, this is the one that expresses the meaning of “Enchantment” to me. Why?
Because as soon as you walk through the gates of the Magic Kingdom and start making your way down Main Street USA in the early morning hours with hundreds of other families….a midst all the excitement and smiles…you are transported to a magical land. One where the cares and struggles of the “real” world are tossed away and your only reason for being there is FUN. My two kids…now in their early teen years, hormone ridden where every day is an emotional crap shoot…suddenly changed back to their childlike, carefree and happy selves. My daughter skipped her way towards the castle. I caught my son singing “Zip-A-Dee-Do-Dah” and actually walking close to his sister. I was overcome with emotion and had to snap this picture. It embodies the true meaning of “Enchantment” to me. Thank you Walt.