What I love best about this exchange
is that Iroh knows full well what his family is like
but there’s a line
and the line is made out of tea.
The true mind can weather all lies and illusions without being lost. The true heart can touch the poison of hatred without being harmed. From beginningless time, darkness thrives in the void, but always yields to purifying light. In the era before the avatar, we bent not the elements, but the energy within ourselves. To bend another’s energy your own spirit must be unbendable, or you will be corrupted and destroyed.