I love Totoro. It is such a gentle and peaceful movie. It represents being a kid and how it colors the world. It is about summertime rainstorms, country roads, being afraid of the dark and how the imagination works. It is about sometimes being confused by other people and how strange and sometimes scary even mundane adult activities are to a kid. Totoro is the spirit of imagination and childhood. Mei sees Catbus and Totoro because she needs them.