We were disappointed. Not with the fact that he ended up with Robin but with the fact that the ending is so close to reality.
I teared up and held S' hands when Ted said...
"It was at times a long and difficult road, but I'm glad it was long and difficult because if I hadn't gone through hell to get there, the lesson might not have been as clear. You see, kids, right from the moment I met your mom, I knew I had to love this woman as much as I can for as long as I can and I can never stop loving her, not even for a second. I carried that lesson through every fight we had ... and I carried it with me when she got sick. Even then, in what can only be called the worst of times, all I could do was thank God, every God there is or every was or will be, and the whole universe and everyone else I could possibly thank, that I saw that beautiful girl on that train platform, and that I had the guts to stand up and walk up and tap her on the shoulder and open my mouth and speak."
That's how I feel about being with S. Trust me when I say that I went thought hell to get here and I appreciate every lesson I learned from all difficult moments I experienced.
The ending of HIMYM though is so painful and real.
After finding your great love and after battling all obstacles to be with that person , you can lose him to death.
Yesterday, we met out photographer. He is a very happy man. In our conversation, he mentioned casually that he wife passed away a couple of years back. I looked at S and tried not to cry lest I ruin the happy mood. But here is a man who captures other people special day with the one they love and yet he lost his.
Truly, I am saddened.
Then that same night, S showed me an album of the second TING HUN of his friend. In one of the pictures, there was a kid. I asked if they had a kid before they got engaged. He replied that his friend remarried 4 years after his college sweetheart died suddenly of anneurism.
I was curious about the wife so I asked him to showed me her picture. He browsed the Facebook albums of the husband and found nothing. The memories of the late wife were erased.
I guess I took the finale of HIMYM to heart that when he couldn't find any trace of her, i just teared up and hugged him. I said, "if and when I die, God forbid, please don't erase our memories".
So, I don't hate the ending. I am just so affected because it's too close to home.
Unfortunately, reality is sad and I watch TV to escape it.
Life is already sad as it is. We all need a short reprieve once in a while.
Still on Pause,
Still on Pause,