There is a reason for which “Rise of the Guardians” will always, always be dear to my heart. It’s tiring hearing how I’m “too old” to be interested and endearing to this movie. It’s rare that a movie would ever have such an emotional hold onto me. Rise of the Guardians gave me so much more than just a fantasy to ponder about while it’s on screen. No, no.
About a year ago, I was friendless. Alone. Invisible. No matter what it just seemed like nothing I could do was ever good enough! Everything I did was just second best to everyone else that could be seen or heard. There was something about watching Jack find his place in the world that turned my attitude around. He had no one at all to start off with and then blossomed some very beautiful friend ships and find a place where he belonged.
North taught me how to open my eyes and try to find the light in the world even when everything else seemed dark.
Sandy taught me to accept the pain and grow from it in a better way.
Toothiana taught me to never give up.
Bunnymund taught me not to run away from my fears, even when I’m feeling small.
So many people tell me that I’m just “Over analyzing” things. But whenever I looked at Jack, I saw myself. Since then, I’ve become a lot more happy with myself. My friendships are stronger and I don’t fear so much for the future. With every breath I take, I want to be that guardian for other people. Just like how these amazing characters were for me, even if they were simple images and ideas…they had souls.