My two favourite pokemon are Salamence and Skarmory. The reason why, is because they embody hope and their lives are measured by the phrase “it gets better”.
Salamence spent it’s whole life dreaming of one day flying, it wished so hard that eventually it grew wings.
Skarmory grew up in a nest of thorns, but it didn’t flee, it faced the challenge and so it’s wings became hard like steel, and so beautiful.
These pokemon are hope.
Does anyone remember Skarmory?
To completely counteract the other night, last night was actually lovely. Granted I didn’t go out to a club, I just went to a friend’s house. But I suppose if I can still go to a friend’s house and have fun then things aren’t all bad here. I guess even if it seems like you’re on your own, there is always someone you can turn to for help and support. So while I may not like the place I call home, with the help of my friends I can tolerate it and learn from it’s lessons.
This is going to sound really stupid, but does everyone remember the pokemon Skarmory? Well it used to be my favorite so I knew quite a bit about it. In the pokemon world a Skarmory would make it’s nest in a thick bed of thorns. Not an ideal place to live. When it would then have children, the younger Skarmory would spend their lives getting cuts and nicks and bruises. But the parents would not move them away. Do you know why? It was because after years and years of this life of injuries, their skin would harden and become an armor like metal. The very thing that once hurt them had given them a protection that left them almost invulnerable.
So that’s the metaphor I’m going with now. What once hurt, I can learn from it. But more than that, I can grow because of it.
So I had a pretty cool conversation with a friend of mine recently. I suggested that back in the day, our choice of Pokemon for our parties suggested certain aspects of our personalities. He agreed and evaluated my team. Here’s basically what he said about my Diamond team, yes I’m paraphrasing slightly.
Skarmory suggests your swiftness, your sharpness.
Magnezone suggests your intelligence, as evident from your wittiness.
Typhlosion suggests your passion.
Gengar suggests your mischievous nature as he is the trickster.
Kabutops represents the part of you people do not like, or understand. The hidden ancient part.
Butterfree represents your creativity, your natural spark.