Scenes like this— simple, honest, peaceful, nostalgic— are what I absolutely love about Studio Ghibli movies. There is such care and accuracy given to capturing everyday moments like this, that hearken back to childhood feelings of carefree curiosity and the quiet beauty of the natural world… it inspires me, so much.
Personally, I treasure my little snapshot memories of lying back in car seats on summer days, with the wind dancing through my hair, watching the mountains and clouds slowly drift by, not a worry in the world. I don’t remember much of my childhood, but I can still relate on some deep level to these moments in the movies, illustrating some small yet universal feeling that words could never quite express as truthfully.
(Source: jeanerens, via leaveyouapen)