Not movie or cartoon characters. Book characters specifically.
Because you can’t fall for their looks. No matter how many descriptions of their face or body or posture there are, you’ll only be able to guess or imagine what they look like.
The only concrete thing you’ll ever know about them is their personality, their values and beliefs, likes and dislikes, how they react in situations and so on. And I think it’s really quite amazing that they can make you feel things.
Book characters are fictional. They don’t even exist in the real world. They’re completely FAKE, and yet they can make you relate and connect with them, laugh, cry, angry, sad, heartbroken, exited and everything in between. They’re nothing more than ghosts and shadows of people constructed by words on a piece of paper, and still, they always find a way into our hearts. EVERY. SINGLE. TIME.
I think it’s really very magical that people can fall in love with characters not for how attractive they are, but for who and what they are. I think that that is a beautiful way to convey our human nature.
There are moments. Moments that will make you cry and retreat. Moments that will hurt your bones and your brains. But don’t forget about the moments that can make you smile and jump. Moments that soothe and calm. Moments live on, the good and the bad. My friends never die.