Saying Goodbye to the Toy Story Gang

Caught Toy Story 3. It was a lot about letting go, as Andy heads off to college—Andy’s parents (OK, his mom, the only mother to ever make it through an entire Disney movie alive) letting him go, and Andy letting go of his toys (and his childhood). And the toys letting go of Andy. Funny, powerful stuff, if a little heavy on the action and suspense in the second half of it.

Typical Pixar, which makes the most human movies without ever having actual people in them.

As Kahlil Gibram said a long time ago … and a 16-year-old makes abundantly clear.

Your children are not your children
They are the sons and daughters of life’s longing for itself.
They come through you but not from you,
And though they are with you yet they belong not to you.

You may give them your love but not your thoughts,
For they have their own thoughts.
You may house their bodies but not their souls,
For their souls dwell in the house of tomorrow, which you cannot visit, not even in your dreams.

You may strive to be like them, but seek not to make them like you. For life goes not backward nor tarries with yesterday.

Sweet Honey in the Rock Sings it here:

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