For an upcoming milestone birthday I will be going with my wife to Disney World. I am telling you because it could come up in discussion on my blog.
Like, for instance, now.
I have ascertained in my life that the statement "I am going to Disney World" elicits one of two basic responses from all the people I know.
"How exciting! I am jealous. Take me with you!"
To the first I say "I know! Right?"
To the second I can only sputter out words like "Robots!" "Magic!" "Pirates!" "Pooh!" and "Glowy!" before I realize I am not making myself clear. I would really have to turn this into a Disney World Blog to answer the question "Why?" A question that I suspect is more than a tad rhetorical anyway.
The fact of the matter is that explaining the greatness and appeal of Disney World/Disneyland is a lot like trying to argue for the virtuosity of Bob Dylan's singing voice, a steeply uphill battle with those not already convinced. Actually, it might not even be a hill, it might be better described as a cliff.
Indeed, I'm pretty sure making a case for Disney to the distinctly unconvinced is entirely hopeless. So, in the next couple of weeks to come I'll probably be giving it a whirl.
What's the point of having a beautiful lance like this blog if I don't go tilting after a few windmills with it?