I adored The Jungle Book
Baloo was my hero.
I would pray to Baloo and Aslan when I was lonely.
I adore this song. It’s Melody.
When I pump the water for my house I often sing….
I will go and fetch the water, till the day that I am grown
But it also represented to me everything that felt sad and wrong to me.
It was also everything I didn’t want.
It is where I began to grasp the adult notion of bitter sweet.
Because who would want to give up a friend like Baloo
for pretty eyes and domesticity?
Mogli, it seems.