Frozen and the Magic of Letting Go by Stephanie Stamm


I hope you enjoy this post written by Author Stephanie Stamm as much as I did!

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Stephanie Stamm Photo I recently (finally) saw Disney’s Frozen— I rented it On Demand—and fell in love with the “Let It Go” sequence. I first heard the song when Idina Menzel performed it on the Oscars (yes, that would be when John Travolta flubbed her name in his introduction ), and I found it powerful and moving. Within the context of the movie, it is even more so.

After her icy magic injures her little sister Anna, Princess Elsa, at her father’s urging, hides herself away and suppresses her magic, lest it escape her control and cause more damage. Both Anna and Elsa are hurt by this: Elsa, for obvious reasons, and Anna, because she doesn’t know why her sister has shut her out. Years pass, and at Elsa’s coronation as queen, her magic escapes, causing some of the townspeople to view her as a monster. She runs away, but in doing so, claims…

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Author of Fearless Fiction, L.Leander is an author, freelancer and songwriter. She says she credits her love of singing to her father, and her artistic talents to her mother, who was a painter. Both loved to read and write poems and short stories. "Nothing makes me as happy as curling up with a good book, or my guitar," Ms. Leander says. INZARED, QUEEN OF THE ELEPHANT RIDERS is the author's first novel. She is currently working on the sequel and a non-fiction series.

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