An existence abandoned at birth. A child conditioned using duty. A mind demoralized within apathy. A heart numbed through distance. A spirit silenced by its loneliness. Annie Leonhart has known little love in her life and through her upbringing was mainly supported by her adoptive father who desired to transform her into a warrior to use for his pursuit of a better life. In addition, the Marleyan military habituated their warriors with convenient and ignorant truths desensitizing those minds to the killing of whom they considered “enemies”. Yet, on the nonchalant path Annie traversed, a natural desire to connect originated and resided within the shadows of her heart desiring the embrace of love. Only until her adoptive father opened himself up to her and revealed how much he loves her and values her as his daughter, did the walls enclosing Annie’s heart crumble away and reveal the dawn to those deep desires reverberating within Annie.Continue reading
What is the meaning of life? How do we arrive at an answer? Why do we pursue the path of the question so vehemently? Where does it all lead? When do we know we have an answer? Who in the end gives our life meaning? Such thoughts inherently exist within our minds, desperately seeking the end to the journey across the unknown. And yet, through the void of not knowing, an answer is arrived at. The mind is ever active. Ever processing. Ever searching. The act of not knowing creates possibility. Provides a freedom. Empowers the individual to derive their own answers. So what is the meaning of life? That is an answer one has the freedom to define themselves. A freedom that should not be enslaved by its nature and past but be liberated by the possibilities that exist.
Within the Path Armin now finds himself, an answer to the story of conflict and freedom wrecking the world has been arrived at. Alongside with Zeke, Armin reaches out with the thoughts that life is meaningful because of the moments we define as precious. Not because of our nature or anything grand. But something simple. Something trivial. Something seemingly meaningless. Yet immensely precious nonetheless. And with such a dialogue, the hearts of those present become connected. Expanding its reach and embrace.Continue reading