At some point, I’m sure I’ll share my thoughts on The Mortal Instruments series by Cassandra Clare, but it’s quite the loaded review. Starting a bit smaller (and leaving out spoilers) I’d like to talk about Tales from the Shadowhunter Academy, and how I believe it is a wonderful addition to the The Mortal Instruments collection.
Is it possible that with each interaction we have with death, we become more and more desensitized to it? Or to life, for that matter? I'm not talking about depression, which is of course a common- if not inevitable- occurrence when experiencing the loss of a loved one. No, what I'm talking about is nearly the opposite. Acceptance... or even indifference. I have an intimate relationship with death, as many people I've loved have died- some more unexpectedly than others. "I imagine death so much it feels more like a memory," says Lin-Manuel Miranda as he portrays Alexander Hamilton. Did you know he was in House M.D.? Honestly, that's the only reason I watched Hamilton in the first place... and now it's my favorite play.