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"Ecstasy. From the Greek Ekstasis. Meaning not what you think. Meaning not euphoria or sexual climax or even happiness. Meaning literally: a state of displacement, of being driven out of one’s senses."
Something similar happens with the word “Passion”, often associated with the notion of deep love, but it’s first and foremost a state of suffering. It derives from the Latin verb “patere” meaning “to suffer”. So if it’s “I love you with passion” , actually would literally mean “I love you so much it hurts”.
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I’ve just got to see Frozen today. And I’ve heard and read many stuff about it, good and bad. I know it’s very popular, specially here on Tumblr, Personally I think was ok, quite well produced as we come to expect from Disney, and it did feature innovation in the story beats and subjects from one would come to expect from typical Disney films. It was refreshing to see the importance of sibling love to be featured, rather than the all too used glorification of romantic love. In a way, Anna in the beginning up until Elsa’s powers revelation in the ball scene seems to be a personification of what many of the Disney princess of the past were, and then when problems arose she had to grow beyond that.
And Elsa, to me even though her conflict resolution maybe was a bit too fast and simple, actually has a very deep lesson, one I don’t think I read about that much, but it’s really important and I don’t think many people actually saw it or even think about it real life. Elsa’s conflict was from the very beginning about hiding her nature, she was told to withold any emotions; then, she just let out all emotion… but not really , because just not wanting to have a hold of emotions wasn’t her real conflict and therefore wasn’t the answer to control her powers either. The real message to me on Elsa was that what she was fighting was facing her fears, of the fact that even if you don’t want it, sometimes you do hurt the ones you love just because they are close to you. It’s an awful realization but nobody is perfect, and we all make mistakes, sometimes it just happens.
When she saw that her sister was indeed willing to do anything to help her was when she stopped fearing hurting her. So in the end I think the deeper message here is not about “letting go” of her emotions “just ‘cause”, but rather “stop fearing conflict”. It’s about how you shouldn’t fear that people you love or even like see the stuff about yourself don’t like, fearing they may dislike you or even fear you for it. True love is not about our perfect ideas of what it “should be”, but rather when we understand and share our lives with people who we don’t need to fake and that means occasionally bear unwanted truths, having arguments that aren’t nice and also be willing to let others helps us through our worst. Because to some people the toughest is to recognize our faults and to accept the love of others beside said faults.
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