Leaving anything to potentially ‘prepare’ anyone for To Fall is a difficult thing for me in a much different way than the others. I could write a whole lot here carrying on from what I wrote on Ascend, likening things to chess. And it would be applicable. I could write for a while about pieces moving, the control we have in that and the control we don’t. (We can only move our own pieces.)
I don’t want to get into it past that. Instead, I want to talk about one word.
This series/these characters showed me so much about the word, caused me to look at it from a different perspective than my own life had taught me no matter how many events people often share throughout the course of living. It showed me so much about the struggle for that word. It showed me about the paths we take to get there and what those paths hold. It taught me...
No matter how much of a ‘loner’ we may be, how self-reliant in however many ways? Happy is a word that exists in the care of the hands of those who love us most.
It taught me a great deal about hands. It taught me a great deal about the weight of that, the importance. It taught me a great deal about mistakes. And it taught me a great deal about the perception of them.
I’ll forever be grateful for the day the word ‘Reapers’ popped into my head and a few mental images of them moving played. I never could’ve anticipated on that day how much they would in fact teach me about movement, not in a physical sense but in the journeys we all take in life and the manner(s) in which we do. This series was a beautiful thing to have in my life, and I feel nothing but gratitude. Even for the difficult bits. ;)
I hope so much that, if you go on Aster’s journey with her, you feel you get/got something good from it as well.