It has been a while since I wrote about a Scarlet Witch episode, although I have continued reading them. The last few were just not really blog-worthy, but this one warrants a few words.
The story is set in Kyoto, where Wanda is investigating the murder of an Aoi warrior. The artwork is beautiful and captures the essence of Japanese artistic style. The story is also well written, and weaves along the magical landscapes depicted in the panels.
I would like to talk about a quote that appears early in the issue, which captured my attention.
I should be content. All I have done. And yet…it is the way of all creatures with intelligence, that once they have awareness of their looming demise, all they can think of is the things they haven’t done.
For much of my life, I felt this way. I always thought about the things I had not done, the places I had not been, the paths I had not taken, and wondered how my life would have been different had I done things differently. I wrote a poem back then and in it, called this feeling “the weight of what if.” But over the years, I’ve learned not to dwell on the things I had not done, but instead think of the things I have done, the wealth of experiences, and the magical connection between them that has brought me to this place in life—a place where I am happy and content.
I have never made a formal bucket list. I find it pointless. Instead, I choose to walk through the doors that life opens for me, to explore and learn and experience as much as I can, and be grateful for the opportunities that have presented themselves. I am confident that I will do all the things I was meant to do in this life.
Thanks for stopping by, and I hope you do something interesting today.
2 responses to “Scarlet Witch: Issue #10”
Thank you, Jeff. I enjoy being introduced to the various writings. It’s an interesting perceptual or perspective-shift you note here. I’ve not made the ‘bucket list’ either, for the same reason (and that Life, as such, does tend to keep one fairly engaged in the adventure!). ~ Jamie
Hi Jamie. Your lack of bucket list comes as no surprise to me. Based upon your posts and your comments, you seem to be one who is engaged in life and has a passion for the journey. As always, thanks fir your thoughtful comment. It’s always inspiring to hear your thoughts.