“Twin Souls”, a new phenomenon arising in 2012 according to the mystics. “Twin Souls”, a new word in this era. Nothing is so special about it. It’s just one of the many dysfunctional relationships: A tourist met a local girl. They both shared intimacy. They separated before the visa gets expired and that’s about it. Yet there are events that convey epitomes and meanings beyond our two-dimensional perception otherwise we will only judge the story by the surface.
The immortality of some tales like Rapunzel, Cinderella, The Little Mermaid, The Trojan Horse (Greek Mythology) have brought forth real treasures of love and courage, as well as wisdom gained from the weaponry of the purity of heart that conquers evil or wickedness. It’s refreshing that the undying theme of believing in your dreams has passed through generations. In spite of the growing convolution of the media and technology now, one can still be like an 18th century child again whose valor is on the meek.
Hollywood romantic films from the late 80s to the early 2000s are something to die for. It’s kind of modern with a classical touch promoting timeless values; and of course the captivating scenes of how a handsome man looks at her and holds her chin, telling her how special she is and even though she’s already kissing him you can read on her face saying, “Is this real?” I love listening at how they normally talk. I have forgotten about romance yet such movie takes me into daydreaming of my prince again- those times when I fell in love and my dream guy whom I used to talk with everyday was telling me he loves me after a couple of years of waiting to hear from him again. Sandra Bullock’s mysterious Lake House which story emphasizes a connection of two people separated by time signifies the value of each minute.
How does the plot of the books today speak to the common audience? Five-year-olds can even easily spot what’s good but the trick is to be entertained regardless of what, as long as there’s no physical harm. The major effect is all about what we can gain from the outside and how we can make ourselves fit among the majority. The danger leads to loss of sense of individuality.
In the first pages of a famous twin soul book, Twin Souls of Joudry & Pressman introduce the legendary dispersion of souls or soul groups. They mention the significance of Plato legend concerning twin souls: “Myth exists as a means of conveying truths too mysterious and complex for ordinary language… The twin soul concept illumines the true nature of love and indeed perhaps the purpose of soul on earth. The soul craves completion and return to its creative source. It is our belief that the way of return is first through the spiritual development of individual… then the union of the soul with its missing half, its twin, and then a reuniting with the group of souls from which separated long before.”
A prince became a beast out of a flaw or failure, met a Beauty. He will only be back to what he already is which he was unaware of (like, actually he is a good man, it’s just that he was a brat.) provided that he will learn unconditional love and the Beauty will also respond to that love.
The Great Wizard of Oz 2013 movie amazed me. The hero or the prince we normally expect of is not a “late bloomer” but he is the man who’s mighty, and great, and all that. But Oscar, the selfish and proud amateur magician were taken by a mighty tornado to the Oz land to fulfill a prophecy. It turns out that he is the long-awaited wizard to free the kingdom from the ruling of the wicked witch. (Although we are starting to think that the wizard is a good one who performs magical powers and the witch is often the bad one who also has the same kind of power). Author Richard Abanes clearly illustrated: “The classic wizard often serves as a symbol of benevolence and help, which is why wizards are found fighting evil. Of course there are evil wizards but these are almost always portrayed as having gone bad and are at war with good wizards.”
Oscar of Oz had always wanted to be rich and popular yet he didn’t like to take risks. But later on, he came to know his real self. He learned to have faith in himself and most importantly, he learned how to love and care for others which saved the whole kingdom. He achieved more than he ever dreamed of when he told Glinda, you are the only one I need.
If we love adventures, we do actually live life like the simplest fairy tale- holding on a dream, wearing the shield of courage, striking the witches with your love and possibly rescue your prince from the chains.