The Birth of Magic

A tribute to

Walt Disney

Walt Disney changed the world. I don’t think anyone can say otherwise. It is mind-blowing how a single person can change the course of history and the reality of all humanity.


When I speak about the ray of perfection of people, I mean the genius within the ethereal humanity of the individual. And it really is a very powerful ray. So much so, that there are those who have changed the course of history by using their ray of perfection for destructive, vile and devastating effects. Hitler is obviously the clearest example of this. But humankind, which is mostly good, tends to try to build on the beautiful, and leave the ugly as disastrous episodes in time without allowing them great continuity. Or at least that’s what I would like to think.


This is why Walt Disney’s legacy, unlike Hitler’s, lives and will live forever in a very tangible and ever-growing way. The magic of his genius has allowed us to immerse ourselves in the most beautiful fantasy worlds, to lose ourselves in a surreal universe of beauty, laughter and love, even when the world seems to be falling apart.


Walt Disney gave us the most relevant fictional character in history, and while thousands of cartoons have entered our homes through television over the years, the only one that is and will always be really unforgettable, the only one ever fashionable, the only truly timeless one, is Mickey Mouse. Almost 100 years after Walt brought him to life, he’s still there sitting on his undisputed throne.


Words fall short to express the gratitude that I owe as a human being to Walt Disney. His legacy is, perhaps, the most recognized and widespread throughout the Earth. To say that Walt Disney is larger than life, is truly an understatement.

«The Birth of Magic» is my first tribute to Walt Disney and his little buddy. But I’m sure it won’t be the last.