In this, it represents the curious paradox whereby something good in itself becomes terribly disfigured by attracting too much popularity, when beautiful or desirable places are destroyed by the masses of people attracted to their life-changing potential.
‘This world nys but a thurghfare ful of wo,
And we been pilgrymes, passynge to and fro.’
This too, elation and lightness, easy come, easy go, is how friendship feels, along with a mysterious voice in the night, or that person who’s always there, that helping one another to set out on life’s adventures even if it means that your paths should diverge, still establishing a bond living in memory–all this is part of friendship.
As far as character traits, playing in other people’s shoes also lets you temporarily let go of some of the things that you normally in real life are, your personality, and see the world in a different way.
Serialized specially for The Well-Red Mage, based on the podcast by Wesley Schantz
“A poet is a man who is glad of something, and tries to make other people glad of it too.”
“Essay Six: Paula, the Polestar – On EarthBound and a Constellation of Poetry by Shakespeare, Milton, Blake, Keats…”
…it struck me on playing through this time that Paula is the only one of your four friends you don’t play as independently prior to their joining the quest.