The One Minion Search Party, vol. 39

This one’s somewhat perplexing:

jenny calendar bridge to terabithia

Jenny Calendar was a character on Buffy the Vampire Slayer over the first couple seasons (with a brief revisit in a season 3 episode). She was played by Robia LaMorte, who did not have a role in Bridge to Terabithia.

Terabithia was a beautifully sweet and sad movie. It’s been a while since I saw it, but I seem to recall it was about growing up and losing friends and how to deal with the loss. How the kids dealt with life was done through some clever work bringing their imaginations into their reality. They created adventures and quests to fill their days, which is something I wonder if kids might be forgetting how to do the more they play video games and the like. Not like I could prove it.

I always had a very active imagination growing up. I had so many imaginary friends, I had to invent a way to talk without moving my lips so my folks wouldn’t get annoyed at what looked like me talking to myself all the time. I wasn’t talking to myself, I was talking to my robot, or some other invention keeping me company that day. I think I invented a whole pile of siblings at one point, or at least a family filled with siblings.

Not that I was always alone doing this. Sometimes I’d play act with my cousin and friends at school and we’d take on the roles of characters from Captain Carrot and his Zoo Crew. That kept us occupied over a lot of recesses. I think some girls and I used to pretend to be horses. I used to pretend my bike was a pet.

Maybe some of it was done as a coping mechanism for being an only kid who was alone a lot but more of it was probably just for added fun. That said, I’d never have to get mad at them, they’d never go until I was bored of them, and they’d come back whenever I felt like having them around – something pretty hard to achieve with real people.

Well anyway, tragedy strikes the main characters in the film eventually, and all the imagination in the world can’t erase a reality like that. It makes it easier to bear for a while, but that’s about it. An imaginary world can stay just as you’ve left it, but the real world keeps moving and changing all the time.

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