• Movies & TV

    Everyday Magic: Hayao Miyazaki Movies and Their Effect on my Childhood

    It’s 8 o’clock on a Friday and 6-year old me is anxiously awaiting my father’s return from work. Per tradition, every Friday my father would come home with a bag full of my favorite chocolate and Reeses cup ice cream from Cold Stone and we would eat together as we watched Hayao Miyazaki films. As I grew older, I came to see these movies as a sort of transportation, their magic taking me to faraway lands of my own creation.   One of my all-time favorite Miyazaki movies is The Cat Returns, a movie portraying an ordinary girl who saves a cat from oncoming traffic and in tribute is given…