Memories are the gateways to all that we’ve lost. Most importantly, they tell us That not all things are forever gone And that the imprint of our lives Are based on everything and everyone That has stayed and left.
am i the only one who is pretty sure this is a water bending move?
I’m a firm believer that the best benders are those who look beyond their own element’s bending techniques and discover new ways of bending. Look at Toph, she bends completely differently from other earthbenders, and she’s one of the most powerful benders in the world. Look at Iroh, he devised lightning redirection from waterbending. This just shows that Zuko is a great firebender.
I think it probably has more to do with the way Zuko changed from the beginning to the end of the story. Each bending art is modeled after a martial art that closely mimics the element. Perhaps Zuko’s change in bending style is supposed to represent how his once fiery spirit had become more tranquil like a water bender’s.
"Compare to what you are facing [trial] right now to the worst scene that you can imagine. Then deduct from it what you can with a positive outlook on the life you’re being able to live through the Grace and Mercy of Allah."
You’d think it’d be easy for one to find sanity through release, through the acknowledgement that everything was let go through your own will, but in reality when it returns to you, it rivets through you again and finds you running back to the place you abandoned it. Funnily enough you realise you can never discard yourself; you can never throw away the you in them, because somehow it became theirs and now you’re left with a little less of you and more of an aching for them.