Ever look out at the horizon, see a gorgeous sunset and think ,”What would we do without Princess Celestia to raise and lower the sun for us everyday?” Ever gaze up at the night sky, ripe with a big old full moon, and think to yourself, “What would we do without Princess Luna?”
Okay, I am being a little silly, but all joking aside, there’s something I want to address. I actually do say “Hi” to Princess Luna whenever I see the moon. From talking to people in the fandom who come from all different walks of life, I’ve gathered over time that a lot of folks do the same thing. It occurred to me that it might be worth taking a few minutes to slow down, and to just come right out and say that if you do this too, you’re not alone, and there’s absolutely nothing wrong with it.
Man has been talking to the sun and moon for tens of thousands of years, as far as archaeological evidence can tell. Probably longer. It’s just about the most natural thing in the world. It doesn’t even have to do with religion or belief system. I know Christians who do it. I know atheists who do it. It’s pretty universal, actually. The problem is that a lot of people don’t come out and discuss it. The problem is that, in this modern world, we are taught that such things are irrational – even “crazy.”
If the show has broadened your appreciation for the sun and/or moon, as it has for me, and you open up to our beloved princesses as you watch the horizon, don’t feel stupid or silly. It’s the exact same thing that hundreds of millions of other people are doing all over the world. You’re just calling them by different names.
Now I’m not saying that all bronies talk to the moon, or that all bronies should. I want to make that perfectly clear. If that’s not your way, seriously, it’s all good. I just want to emphasize that if you do, you should never ever worry that that makes you crazy. It doesn’t.
Besides, hypothetically speaking, so what if it did? I can’t speak for anypony but myself, but I know that at the end of the day, if calling the moon “Princess Luna” means I’ve lost my mind, then I have absolutely no interest whatsoever in finding it again. Life is short.
Sure, we could stop talking to Luna if we really wanted to, but what would be the fun in that? More importantly, how else is our beloved princess supposed to know that her beautiful nights are appreciated?! I don’t know about you, but I can’t wait to tell her.
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