As I sit to watch Frozen 2 for the 222nd time during these quarantine times I can only laugh at the parallels my mind draws between the popular Disney movie and life during COVID-19. Let’s run through the highlights together, Olaf synopsis style, shall we?
Air, Fire, Water, and Earth = Short Breath, Fever, Cough, Tiredness
Dam = Quarantine (Gift of Peace, hopefully)
Powerful mist covered the forest= Powerful mist of Lysol covers our surfaces
“For in this River, all is found” = Wash your hands ya’ll.
The song that I can’t help but feel is mocking us:
“Some things never change”
….”like the feel of your hand in mine”…. “like how I’m holding on tight to you”… “Some thingg stay the same, though our future remains unknown.”
And then the group (don’t worry, it was less than 9 people and I’m pretty sure Olaf couldn’t run a fever or he’d turn into a puddle) plays Charades, which is something we CAN do! Yay!
Elsa starts hearing voices calling her outside and is ultimately called “Into the Unknown”. (This is your warning mommas, DON’T GIVE INTO THE VOICE!)
“Everyone I’ve ever loved is here within these walls”…. Literally
I can just picture a mom, standing at her window looking outside and singing…
“Are you out there? Do you know me? Can you feel me? Can you show me?”
And then Olaf, in his ever-maturing wisdom comes through with this gem of advice, when he says, “We call this controlling what you can when things feel out of control.”
But then he also proceeds to spew random facts all day long as they head into the forest. (<<< sound like anyone else’s kids?) One key fun fact to keep in mind, “Did you know that water has memory?”
If the damn breaks everything on the fjord will be washed away. (Ohhhh snap.)
Where are all my Samanthas at? I see you Samanthas of the world. You are seen, girl.
This will all make sense when I am older.
“…So there’s no need to be terrified or tense
I’ll just dream about a time
When I’m in my aged prime
‘Cause when you’re older
Absolutely everything makes sense”
We are getting older everyday, does it make sense to any of ya’ll yet?
Olaf’s synopsis of Frozen 1: “Ice palace for one” has never felt so real.
In true Disney princess fashion, Elsa makes a new animal friend (or fire spirit, should I say) who understands her.
“If you don’t want me to follow you into fire then don’t run into fire!”
Northuldra people are the “people of the sun”, yet some of them were born in the forest and had never seen the clear sky. (Makes me think of all the precious babies being born now amongst all the chaos.)
Don’t chew on Olaf’s feet. You never know what he’s stepped in, and I bet he hasn’t sanitized.
There is a 5th Spirit? (Everyone check how many “spirits” you’ve had today.)
Don’t start talking as a reindeer and go proposing to the wrong people. But, keep in mind that reindeers ARE better than people.
“Lost in the Woods” is the 1980’s hair ballad of 2020. Thank you Kristoff.
Anyone feeling a little “Pitchy”?
Oh Ship! What’s it doing here?
Water has memory, remember?
“I don’t want you dying trying to be everything for everyone else, too.” (Wow, that hits home right about now.)
Ice boat for two!
Sleeping Earth Giants (Those of you who have teenagers at home can relate, I’m sure.)
Elsa tries to walk on water and realizes that she may have “powers” but she is still human and needs help. (A lesson those attempting “Super mom” status need to remember during times like this.)
“Show Yourself” (But only through Zoom, or Marco Polo, or Facetime, please.)
“Fear is what can’t be trusted.” (#truth)
Brightside: Turtles can breathe through their butts!
Olaf dies. (Because Elsa goes too far. Don’t be an Elsa. Stay home. Don’t go too far.)
I don’t know a mom who hasn’t had a good cry session and a “Do the next right thing.” moment over the past 2 weeks.
Earth Giants are provoked.
Kristoff wins with a simple,“I’m here, what do you need?” hero moment. My answer, “Toilet paper, Kristoff. Toilet paper.”
The Earth Giants wreck the dam thing. (Anyone’s house look that destroyed right about now?)
Some bidet force waves come barreling through and Elsa arrives just in time to save her beloved Arendelle.
Anna saves Elsa AGAIN by doing what was right, for everyone. (When is this queen gonna learn?)
Do you wanna build a snowman? And thus…Olaf lives! (Because water has memory.)
Kristoff finally proposes.
Anna ugly cries.
Anna becomes queen of Arendelle and Elsa goes to Ahtohallan.
Take the photographs, ya’ll. You’ll want to remember these days.
Charades is a great quarantine game night idea.
Good story. Let’s watch it on repeat! Cuz, quarantine life.