1.) These kids can’t find happiness in anything unless everything broken is fixed, but
2.) neither could I when I first watched, say, Life Aquatic, wherein I now find myself
3.) defending characters I used to hate, specifically,
4.) when pressed, by rewarding them for their self-awareness of their flaws, which doesn’t deserve a medal really, and I would know because
5.) I’ve essentially become those characters.
Also realizing that I had a dream last night where I had a kid but the oceans turned to ice mid-crashing-wave and we stood on a frozen breaker in the snow as Staralfur played and I tried to explain that the ocean wasn’t always frozen, that the waves used to move; but I couldn’t make the kid see it. I was trying to be sad about it and s/he was practical and said if it weren’t frozen we couldn’t be standing there admiring the snow, could we? We’d sink.