You know, as a child I always rather despised Dorothy Gale, who flopped around through Oz weak and helpless.
I was irritated that she prevailed only by accident. But I just realized that she didn't win by accident. She won because she made friends, an angle that would never have occurred to my superhero-obsessed little mind.
My friend Brian Peterlinz replied, “There is also an age-old theme explored — finding oneself through a shared journey and adventure.”
My friend Betty Layport-Feher pointed out, “And, she made friends because she was truly interested in the well being of others." And my friend Lynne Parker remarked, “Amazing and sad how many American males are still stuck where you were as a child.”