Saturday, May 19, 2012

The gifts of ... cartoons

Cartoons, teaching the art of saying goodbye.

This week's Young Justice featured some moving glimpses into the lives of our painted friends.

One character could not come to peace with himself, and was destroying himself by carrying around his attachment to his past.

Two characters had clearly given up "the way it always had been" and were obviously completely happy in their new lives.

Completely different approaches to dealing with "it's not supposed to be this way" and "we don't do that any more."

The costs of not giving up when you need to. The wonders of giving up when you need to, because that created a completely new life. And the special magic of one person who won't give up on the person they care for.

A twenty-minute cartoon, resonating very much with me right now, as I'm dealing with (or not dealing with, or fighting against) letting go of things that need to be released, whether I want to release them or not.

I've often said "life imitates art imitates life," but "art" hasn't often taken the form of "cartoons."

The entire universe has gifts it want to give you... if you're only willing to accept them.

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