||[Nov. 3rd, 2004|10:39 am]
Last night we watched the last disc of Fruits Basket, which is a wonderful, wonderful anime series. I'm sad that it has only 26 episodes and that now we're done with them, but it had a very satisfying ending.|
I had this idea in the middle of the last episode about the main character, Tohru Honda, who is the Nicest Person Ever: I think she could be an incarnation of Kwannon, the Bodhisattva of Compassion. I don't know that it was even conscious on the part of the creators (Kwannon is pretty well-known/popular in Japan), but Tohru uses the Power of Niceness (compassion) to solve all her problems. She never gives in to anger or hatred or other negative feelings, she always tries to see things from the other person's side, and she just tries the best she can to be good. And it works. Love conquers all.
I'm trying very hard to keep her example (even though she's a fictional character) in mind.
Because, although it comes and goes, and mostly I can just shrug it off, but when I do have an emotional reaction to the election results, what I'm feeling more than anything else is angry.
Very, very angry.
I'm not normally an angry person. I can get irked, annoyed, sort of irate, even ticked-off, but I don't, generally speaking, get seriously angry. This is... unusual.
I can't think of anything else to say about it that doesn't sound either melodramatic or stupid.
P.S.: I want everyone reading this to know that it helps -- a lot -- to read everyone else's posts and have evidence that I'm not alone.