Listening to Melodies of Life again, I got to thinking of why the ending of Final Fantasy 9 always meant so much to me.
"I always talked about you, Zidane. What a special person you were to each of us."
And here we see that one person, one life, made such a difference to those around him. It may have seemed posthumous. At that point, Zidane hadn't come home, and all his friends could do was reflect. Those words always seemed so personal and heartwarming, and I began to think of what each of those thoughts meant to me, personally.
"...Life doesn't last forever. That's why we have to help each other and live life to the fullest."
Appreciate life. It's the truth, too. To me, life is too precious and too impoRtant to waste complaining and grovelling over the little things that go wrong. Life doesnt last forever. That's a cliche` saying, but the truth of what I believe. The part about helping others is part of me, too. It feels good to be appreciated and to believe that you make a difference.
"Even if you say goodbye, you'll always be in our hearts. So, I know we're not alone."
Our story doesn't end with a goodbye. The words of Melodies of Life that always meant the most to me were "if I may leave this lonely world behind, your voice will still remember our melody." What a comforting thought to believe that whatever you do touches the life of another and will forever be a part of them.
"Why I was born... How I wanted to live... Thanks for giving me time to think."
Every life was born for a purpose. Throughout Final Fantasy 9, each and every character had to struggle to find his or her individual worth. "Am I just a puppet, never to laugh, to love, to cry, to dream?" And for each character, there was a moment in which they had learn for themselves that they could grow and live beyond anything they were predestined to be.
"To keep doing what you set your heart on... It's a very hard thing to do."
Having the faith to believe you can do anything. That goes back to one of my favorite Zidane quotes. You can't always think it through, sometimes it's your heart that makes the decision. As long as there's desire, that what matters. But true success won't come on a silver platter. There will be struggles, and obstacles to overcome. It won't be easy, and there is the possibility of failure. But that choice is always up to you. Make it the right one.
"What to do when I felt lonely... the one thing you couldn't teach me. We need to figure out the answer for ourselves..."
Believe that my voice will remember our song, and know that you will never be alone again. I think the part that really got me about this quote was "we need to figure out the answer for ourselves." There are always the people who will be there for support, but the answers sometimes have to come from within. To learn to trust yourself and believe in yourself... that's what you have to figure out on your own.
"I wish we could've gone on more adventures. But I guess we all have to say goodbye someday." Cherish the memories you've created. Live for the future and remember the past. When we do have to say goodbye, it's true that the story won't end there. The voices may learn new songs, but they will continue singing.
Hehehehe, I know, it sounds like a bit of Daily Affirmation with Jack Handy, doesn't it? Eh-hehehe.
Ah well. Either way, I always did find those words very touching.
I know, this is another one of my weird topics. But does anyone else have any thoughts about this? Please share.
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Um... my spelling is bad? Horrible spelling!! Heee... XD