"You must go where I cannot, Pangur Ban, Pangur Ban, Nil sa saol seo ach ceo, Is ni bheimid beo, ach seal beag gearr. Pangur Ban, Pangur Ban, Nil sa saol seo ach ceo, Is ni bheimid beo, ach seal beag gearr.”
After recent rumors of Studio Ghibli closing their animation department and the low box office numbers for When Marnie Was There, it was time to make an appreciation post for a company that has created true movie magic again and again. So, thank you, Studio Ghibli. Hopefully it isn’t good-bye just yet.
"When Mahler is sad, it is a complete sadness; nothing can comfort him, it’s like a weeping child. And when he’s happy, he’s happy the way a child is—all the way. And that’s one of the keys to the Mahler puzzle: He is like a child; his feelings are extreme, exaggerated, like young people’s feelings. That’s another reason why it’s so especially right to have you come to his birthday celebration; I think young people can understand Mahler’s feelings even better than older ones. Once you understand that secret of his music—the voice of the child—you can really love his music."