I am in love with Gustave Dore.
Little Red Riding Hood, c. 1862, oil on canvas, 65.3 x 81.7 cm, National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne.
Paul Gustave Doré was a French painter, engraver, illustrator and sculptor. Doré was a very prolific artist, he worked with wood engraving and steel engraving and literary illustration. He illustrated the works of Lord Byron, Cervantes’s Don Quixote, the Bible, Coleridge’s Rime of the Ancient Mariner, Milton’s Paradise Lost, Tennyson’s The Idylls of the King, The Divine Comedy and many others.
Florida is a whole lot different than Morocco.
Yeah, I know that’s a pretty obvious statement. But really, this is the first time I’ve been away from home again since the summer.
Disney is great, it’s just so.. themed. Everything is set in motion to be perfect - which is nice. But it isn’t real life, and these aren’t memories that I will replay through my head every day and wish I was back.
We’ve done all the usual things - Magic Kingdom, Animal Kingdom, Hollywood Studios, and Epcot. They were all fun and we had a surprisingly great time.
Plus, with the hurricane weather back home, I would much rather be here.
Our waiter today was from Morocco and we talked for a few minutes about the country. Like usual, he was extremely curious as to why I had been there, if I had liked it, and where I had traveled to within the country. It was so satisfying to be able to relate my memories to someone who truly understood the stories I had to tell.
Also, going past Morocco in Epcot and seeing Bab Boujeloud - even in its small replica form - really made me want to go back.
Look at the similarities !
Anyhoo, family vacation is nice but it seems that our nights end early and give me quite a bit of extra time - which is why I thought to write here.
Two more days of family fun before back to the real world.
I think I’ll just stay here.