100 Theme Challenge #76 - "The Little Things"Let it go...
Let it roll right off your shoulders
Don't you know...
The hardest part is over
Let it in...
Let your clarity define you
In the end...
We will only just remember how it feels
'Cause our lives are made
In these small hours
These little wonders
These twists and turns of fate
Time falls away
But these small hours
These small hours still remain
All of my regret
Will wash away somehow
But I cannot forget
The way I feel right now...
In these small hours...
So right after Koto defies his master to fight Lie Hong (See "Sanguine Sunrise") and it ends in disaster and due to Koto's selfish motives, the heartbroken captain barely survives and returns home to face whatever punishment Master Oogway has in store for him. As he fears, he is banished from the Jade Palace...but not quite the way he had expected. Oogway sums it up for him with these words:
"I want you to take your things and go home, Chen Koto...and in a month, I want you to come back. You owe this to your son, Koto. I don't want to see you anywhere near the training hall until the month is up. You'll make up for what training you missed then."
So, for the following month of June, Oogway bars Koto from any and all training or captaining duties. As always, the old master proves in the right. Koto over-goes a much-needed reawakening of his soul and heart through the month, in which he and Shifu go everywhere and do everything together. The young captain's physical and emotional wounds begin to heal, and his eyes are opened to the fact that - though he lost and failed so many of his men and loved ones - there was still the most precious gift Yin had ever given him, right there in his arms.
OK - this was drawn a couple of sketchbooks ago, so there are MANY things I see that can be improved.
But there it is, an essential part of Koto & Shifu's story.
Koto, Yin, Lie Hong (c)
story & pic (c)
Shifu & Oogway (c) Dreamworks Animation
Song: "Little Wonders" & lyrics (c) Rob Thomas
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