Will Herondale is a “fictional character” (according to most) from Cassandra Clare’s The Infernal Devices trilogy. Why can’t I get Will Herondale out of my head? I’ll try to answer this question in the subsequent explanation.
***POSSIBLE SPOILERS AHEAD FOR THOSE WHO HAVE YET TO READ TID***
Why I can’t get Will Herondale out of my head.
I’ve never met anyone like him. By which I mean to say, I’ve never met anyone so like myself. He needs to read like he needs air to breathe, a deep-seated desire I feel myself every day. His family is so important to him–he would do anything to keep them safe, even if it meant breaking his own heart. I like to think that I would be able to do the same and maintain my true self. His actions inspire me. And it’s not just how he loves his family, but how he cares for other people as well. He won’t let himself harm anyone around him, even if it means making those he cares for me not care for him. He feels connected to so many people, yet he is unable to allow the reciprocation of his inner kindness. He has a loving heart, but not many are able to see it. Despite being faced with all the challenges he had to go through, he was mostly successful at adhering to his moral values (I can give him a break for his slight transgressions because I cannot imagine how he kept his sanity). His bravery, his courage, his strength, his love, his sense of self, his…everything. He brings up literary quotes in everyday conversation–something I do, but only in my head, as I know the others around me won’t understand. He doesn’t mind acting crazy. I love having someone in my life who gets my sense of humor and is able to make me laugh like he does. Whenever I see a duck, the first thing that pops into my head is “Will.” I have a photo album titled “Ducks” on my phone just for him. I want to read the books he reads, be where he is, and listen to his voice all day long. His words get me through a lot of situations, and make me smile when I’m having a bad day.
I thought I hated him at first. I thought there was NOTHING, absolutely nothing, I could learn about him that would make me change my opinion and start liking him. I guess that just goes to show that you never know everything about a person and what they’re going through.
This post may/most likely will be continued.
If you have any thoughts about Will, feel free to share. I’d love to hear them 🙂