This reflection comes from Mockingbird friend Michael Belote.

My family recently returned from a trip to Disneyworld. While we were at Animal Kingdom, we attended (mostly for my wife’s sake) a stage performance of Beauty and the Beast.

Believe it or not, I had never actually seen or read the entire story. I knew from flipping through channels, the infamous Meatloaf music video, and memorabilia commercials. I could piece together a love story with a pretty girl, an ugly animal, and singing cutlery. That was basically all I knew.

Watching the play, though, I could not help but be impressed with the beautiful…

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