Beautiful, beautiful film. :) The emperor penguin's once a year journey to find their mate, and produce that adorable young. I was hesitant to watch this when my dad took out the DVD and asked if I wanted to watch it. But when I sat down, I was immediately caught by how adorable the penguins were, and gradually went on the journey with them to create life. (:
They make humans seem very disgraceful. While they seek to survive and protect their children in that harsh, cold weather, we humans do not merely seek to survive, but to get the best advantage we could out of every single thing, and eventually building our own happiness at the expense of others'. They are part of nature, and we have ruined nature. :(
They know when to let go of their child so that their child learns to be independent and grow up in life. But we, are so determined that our children "have the best" that we have protected and controlled them too much, and when the storm comes, we would have realised that thesse children cannot survive. The world is so cold now that parents bear to abandon their children.
The loss of children is terribly heart-breaking to see -- they have either been lost by their fathers while the male penguins huddle together for warmth, or have gotten lost after they were born, and died in a storm. The mothers were so heartbroken that they even attempted to steal another chick from another mother penguin.
That sense of joy in seeing that egg hatch after all the hard work actually made me appreciate my parents more. They didn't go through the blizzard and snow storms, but they went through so much hard work to bring me up now, and give me all they can.
But I'm so afraid that I've stayed under the furry belly too long and will stand by the sea while I watch everyone else jump in and have their good splash, and begin a new phase of their life.
PS: The northern lights are beautiful, haunting and terrifying all at the same time.
I want to spread my wings Even if I cannot fly Let me pretend I can Just to bring me joy (: