If you aren’t reading the MLP comics, you should be.
You know what I just realized? Celestia’s castle was, for a thousand years, adorned with pictures of her defeating her sister. She was forced to look at pictures of the worst day of her life everyday, just to make her subjects happy, cuz to them it was such a triumph. That sucks XD
And every single night, she had to raise the moon, with Luna’s reflection always looking down at her.
And every year, she had to host the Summer Sun Celebration, in honor of her defeat of Nightmare Moon.
For a thousand years.
Imagine if you lived for 365,000 days. And every single day, you had to be reminded that you were too weak to save somebody you loved from themselves. Imagine if you loved someone so dearly that you endured a thousand years of internal torment just for the chance to see them again, while everyone else thought they were a terrible monster.
Everyone keeps making stories and art about Luna’s thousand year punishment, but how hard must it have been to be Celestia?
Don’t you make me cry don’t you do it
One more kicker for the road.
In the show, Celestia’s only ever cried twice.
Banishing Nightmare Moon…
And reuniting with Princess Luna.
Imagine the emotional weight Celestia had to take on to banish her sister, and a thousand years later, the relief she felt when her sister came running back to her, embraced her, said that after all that time, she still loved and missed her.