this is what my monday amounted to. i went to watch the english dubbed version of “the wind rises,” a studio ghibli film directed by hayao miyazaki. superficially, the movie was about a boy who dreamed of becoming an engineer who went for his dream and found love along the way. he then goes on to complete japans first original all metal airplane, but his wife dies. it was probably also a social commentary on japan’s interaction with germany during the world war. i’m pretty sure i missed like half the references.