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Why the HIMYM finale wasn’t what it was supposed to be

Oh that finale… I took some time to think about it, and the more I think about it the more it makes me sad

just because for 35 minutes, it was fine

and then it went wrong.

I remember a few years ago, a friend asked me what I imagined the perfect husband would be like. My answer: Ted Mosby! A nice guy, intelligent, a little goofy, sometimes a little too in-depth and over the top but romantic and caring. just a normal guy with a heart of gold

and the show (at least to me) was about that guy, that nice normal guy deserving a happy end!

it was supposed to be a reminder, that, if you just stick to what you believe in (for Ted, he believed it the ONE), you eventually would find it

Even more important: you wouldn’t let this world, that can be so harsh and cold and realistic, take that away from you

Ted never did. He stayed strong, he wouldn’t settle for less

9 years we watched him meet girl after girl only to realise that she wasn’t IT 

yes, it took him a looooong time to see, that Robin wasn’t the ONE either, but these two always found reasons not to stay together… oh they found so many reasons

and Ted would move on

and Robin would move on

and Ted would keep on searching, because he believed that somewhere out there, she would search for him too

and they would find each other eventually 

to me, thats what the show was about!

it told you not to give up, because we are not all Lilys and Marshalls, who find there Soulmate so early in life

some of us have to wait and keep on searching, but we believe that it he or she is worth searching for!

and for Ted, Tracy was! they found each other and that was our triumph! it was prove to all those out there, who  still have to rely on their faith

I think that my generation is full of Teds and Tracys. Full of people who try and stand tall against this awfully disillusioned world

they found a voice in this show.

a show so heart warming and still so realistic.

yes it’s realistic that you may have found your soulmate, but that it’s not forever.

because, well life happens, things happen, tragedies happen

and that would have been ok

but not what happend after

it’s not okay, that the message of those 9 years of laughter and tears and powering through the heartbreaks is that Ted just wanted to settle for second best and that we are supposed to be ok with that

yes, it made the show popular for one last moment, it gave it a big controversial ending, but thats not what it was supposed to be

it was supposed to be a quiet voice that told you to hold on to that little spark of romance that became so rare in this world of reason and reality

the little whisper in a sea of shouts, that told you that its okay to still believe… and not to make the same mistake over and over and over again

the message of this finale was: it doesn’t matter that you two don’t match, you’re still going to try again and get your heart broken yet again

and that is not the show I loved, it’s not what got me through this last season

but it could have been if Carter and Craig had just been bold enough to stick to the message they send for 9 seasons

that may had been boring, but it would’ve been honest!

Don’t go far off, not even for a day,
because I don’t know how to say it - a day is long
and I will be waiting for you, as in
an empty station when the trains are
parked off somewhere else, asleep.

Don’t leave me, even for an hour, because then
the little drops of anguish will all run together,
the smoke that roams looking for a home will drift
into me, choking my lost heart.

Oh, may your silhouette never dissolve
on the beach, may your eyelids never flutter
into the empty distance. Don’t leave me for
a second, my dearest, because in that moment you’ll
have gone so far I’ll wander mazily
over all the earth, asking, will you
come back? Will you leave me here, dying?

—Pablo Neruda (via quotes-shape-us)

I am younger each year at the first snow. When I see it, suddenly, in the air, all little and white and moving; then I am in love again and very young and I believe everything.

—Anne Sexton (via bethanyjohnson)

I am younger each year at the first snow. When I see it, suddenly, in the air, all little and white and moving; then I am in love again and very young and I believe everything.

—Anne Sexton (via bethanyjohnson)

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