Let It Go

Boston Public Library West End Branch.

Frozen II

is the best movie of the year of 2019. According to NBC news, the movie earned $127 million in the opening week. The soundtrack of Frozen II is currently on the top of the Billboard 200 albums. Forbes also describes the movie as the “Disney animation’s biggest sequel ever.” Because of its high reputation, my friend and I were excited about watching the movie at the AMC Boston Common in the Friday evening. Two hours later, we proved it right.

My friend and I kept talking about memorable moments of Frozen II while walking around Boston Public Garden. I love having deep and meaningful conversations with her. This time, she said, “As an older sibling, I always felt responsibility of protecting my younger brother. If something happened to him, it would be my fault.” Until the moment, such thought had never crossed my mind. I am a younger sister after all. Afterwards, I started questioning myself: did my sister think an “accident” happened about eighteen years ago was her fault?

It began with

two sisters. One was born with not magic power, but humor, and the other with curiosity. The younger sister was fearless, as well. She used to walk on the top of a couch, jump from a counter to counter, and play with “monkey bars,” also known as poles in the living room. One day, she was enjoying her “monkey bars” while her older sister was watching a comedy show on TV. When the little one almost reached the center of the pole, her big sister mimicked a comedian on the screen. She just wanted to make her younger sister laugh. It was successful. The younger sister laughed. And then, her hands slipped from the pole. In a second, the older sister heard something hit the floor.

Just like Elsa and Anna

in Frozen, my sister and I were, and still are close. Unlike little Anna, I did not disturb her sleep, but definitely interrupted her study to play. And unlike little Anna, I did not get unconscious after falling from the pole. I just broke my left wrist. Unlike Anna, however, I did not have any trace of the injury in my wrist or on my hair. And unlike Anna, I clearly remember what happened on that day. Nevertheless, I might not have been aware of how my sister felt about the accident, just like Anna.

Elsa is

very protective of her little sister, Anna. That is partially because she is the only family left, besides Olaf after having lost both of her parents. Despite the crucial fact, Elsa is afraid of hurting her younger sister because of the traumatic accident in the past: striking Anna’s head with her ice power. In a similar way, does my sister believe that she was responsible for my injury? Did the accident make her protective of me?

My sister gave me

a customized bracelet made of rose quarts and loose stones when I left for Seattle. She also got me a rose gold watch as I was preparing for this journey to Boston. Both of the accessories are around my left wrist today. I have to wonder if her sense of guilt about the accident has been trying to protect me. If so, I would like her to let go of the past. It was just an accident after all. Besides, no one would ever break my left wrist thanks to her gifts with love.

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