Oct. 28th, 2015

lunarsystem: (filmia)
I'm not human and I'm trying to figure out how I feel about that...

Filmia: Not human, you say?

Yes. I'm definitely not human.

Filmia: Well, neither am I! Serendipitous, isn't it? (croaks happily) We are part of a grand, nonhuman siblinghood!

Well, sort of, I think... Sometimes I take a lot of pride in it. But I can't shake this "what if I just don't feel good enough to be human?" What if calling myself "not a human" is just my way of beating up on myself?

Filmia: Well, what do you consider "being human," then? What can humans do that you can't?

Well...when I feel most like "a person" is when I cook and clean and do generally productive human things...but then I don't suddenly call myself a human on those days. I just feel like I've been a very productive moon.

Filmia: Then that should settle it, don't you think? (croak) A productive moon, a nonproductive moon...you're still a moon, and that's that! There's nothing inherently more noble about being human, you know. 

That's true...

Filmia: Now, frogs, on the other hand...I daresay we have some inherent nobility ourselves! (croaks happily) But then again, I admit my own biases on the subject!
lunarsystem: (filmia)
Filmia: To tell you the truth, the Frog Clan has long admired the moon...

Really?

Filmia: Of course! That which watches over us at night, which casts silvery light upon the lakes and marshes, which inspires every bird and beast to song...why, we've composed numerous odes to that heavenly sphere! Would you like me to sing one for you?

That'd be very nice, thank you...

Filmia: (croaks)

Ah.................thank you, Prince Filmia.

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