“Milo stepped forward, alone. Margaret showed Luz what she saw-a boy, once mute, speaking clearly: ‘That’s because we kind of loved you, Luz. But you have to go away. Okay?’
‘You loved me?’ Luz beamed wider than Margaret’s head. He leaned back against the fence, eyes aimed skyward once more. He releases a laugh that was his and no one else’s. ‘You perfect, perfect, pieces. Don’t you realize? That means you love yourselves.” Luz tipped Maggie’s head farther back. ‘The pointlessness revolts me. So go ahead. Have it.” (Thomas, page 376)
Life needs a serious of courage: Courage to sacrifice, courage to loss, courage to give… If you don’t have courage, then you can’t survive throughout your lifetime. Sometimes, you just have to take courage to let go and move on.
When the Vasquez siblings’ father left, it seemed nothing could remedy the absence in their lives… until a shimmering figure named Luz appeared in the canyon behind their house.
Luz filled the void with the Vasquezs. He shot hoops with s Hank’s hands. He showed Ana cinematic beauty behind her eyelids. He spoke kindly to Milo. At the beginning everybody loved him but until they realized——They don’t need Luz anymore. What Luz had brought to them, was only pain. “The Vasquez family had pretended Luz was only termites. The piece of him that pitter-pattered out of Milo looked the part. Everything Luz was, he was because of the Vasquezes.” (Thomas, page 309)
In the end, the Vasquezes finally took the courage to let Luz go. Luz is actually a spirit that wanders through families to take control of their minds if they are vacant. On the other hand, Luz is also your own mindset, your own thinking. We made ourselves who we are. As people grow up, they will discover: the thing you fear the most is what you would embrace the most.
If lights left you, then take courage to move on. You will find light again on the other side of the earth.
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Lindberg, Sarah, “How to Let Go of Things from the Past” Healthline, 31 Aug. 2018, https://www.healthline.com/health/how-to-let-go#1.
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