I was prompted to write "the entire TV series from episode 1 to the finale in 500 words or less" and I thought I would share. It's pretty easy to figure out.
"My name's Aang."
"Aang...My greatest friend from the moment we met. I had spent the previous 7 years of my life living without hoping, from the moment my mother was taken away from me. I had doubts of my mother ever returning. And as our tribe grew smaller and smaller, so did my hopes. Responsibility overtook childish fantasies, and I became the woman that my tribe needed me to be.
But, here, the boy in the iceberg reminded me what it was like to have fun. We went penguin sledding that day. Oh, how exhilarating it felt when we stumbled across an old fire nation ship and set off a flare. Sure it was scary then, but looking back, it's what set my life in motion.
We traveled the world, helping Aang find bending masters to teach him all four elements; first water, then earth, and finally fire. And though our mission was great, we managed to have some fun along the way. We rode down the Omashu mail system, and we learned water bending together.
But with the good, I was with him during the bad; when he found out the destruction of his people, when Appa was taken, and when he was struck by a lightning bolt and clinging on to life.
As children, we were both inexperienced with love. And though we were from different time periods, I found out that the start of love is exactly the same. We first expressed our feelings in the Omashu tunnels. And though my love affections strayed, I could never shake the strings attached to the Boy in the Iceberg.
We met many friends during our time together. Some who are here with us today, and some who were not able to follow us on our journey. We were no strangers to death, though that did not seem to stop the pain we felt. And it's with that memory of pain and with the kindness of his heart, that Aang was able to solve the 100 year war peacefully, and not through violence.
On this somber day, with an emptiness in our hearts, let us go in search of happiness, and not forget the examples set by Avatar Aang. And though he may not be here with us physically, we know that he is with us spiritually. Avatar Roku once said, "Some friendships are so strong, they can even transcend lifetimes." And it's because of this, that I am once again filled with hope; to see that Boy from the Iceberg emerge once more."
An old and frail Katara whispers once more, "Thank you..."