SPOILER ALERT: The real reason Nate Archibald wasn’t with anyone in the season finale of Gossip Girl is because we got married in secret, but I was too busy with finals to film the finale.
Rudy Francisco (via brokenpromisesanddbrokenhearts)
I want to learn French and fly to Paris. Each day I’ll sit outside the same little cafe reading some Shakespeare play or Fitzgerald novel. This song will be on repeat until one day when I order a Chai tea from within the shop; my order is called and from that simple decision everything changes.
As I reach for the small little teacup filled to the brim with my favorite drink, so does someone else: He’s tall with dark hair and dark contemplative eyes; eyes that are filled with mystery and wonder. They twinkle with a tease for an everlasting adventure. But as our eyes lock so do our hearts.
Magically and wonderfully, words begin to appear on the first page of a brand new book, creating a story even better than the ones I had spent the days previous reading.
“Sometimes people come into your life and you know right away that they were meant to be there, to serve some sort of purpose, teach you a lesson, or to help you figure out who you are or who you want to become.
You never know who these people may be–a roommate, a neighbor, a professor, a friend, a lover, or even a complete stranger–but when you lock eyes with them, you know at that very moment they will affect your life in some profound way.
Sometimes things happen to you that may seem horrible, painful and unfair at first, but in reflection you find that without overcoming those obstacles, you would have never realized your potential, strength, willpower, or heart.
Everything happens for a reason. Nothing happens by chance or by means of good luck. Illness, injury, love, lost moments of true greatness and sheer stupidity all occur to test the limits of your soul. Without these small tests, whatever they may be, life would be like a smoothly paved straight flat road to nowhere. It would be safe and comfortable, but dull and utterly pointless.
The people you meet who affect your life, and the success and downfalls you experience, help to create who you are and who you become. Even the bad experiences can be learned from. In fact, they are sometimes the most important ones.
If someone loves you, give love back to them in whatever way you can. Not only because they love you, but because in a way, they are teaching you to love and how to open your heart and eyes to things.
If someone hurts you, betrays you, or breaks your heart, forgive them, for they have helped you learn about trust and the importance of being cautious to whom you open your heart to.
Make every day count. Appreciate every moment and take from those moments everything that you possibly can, for you may never be able to experience it again. Talk to people that you have never talked to before, and actually listen to what they have to say.
Let yourself fall in love, break free and set your sights high. Hold your head up because you have every right to. Tell yourself you are a great individual and believe in yourself, for if you don’t believe in yourself, it will be hard for others to believe in you.
You can make of your life anything you wish. Create your own life and then go out and live it with absolutely no regrets. Most importantly, if you love someone tell him or her, for you never know what tomorrow will have in store. You learn a lesson in life each day you live. Today is the tomorrow you were worried about yesterday.” — Unknown
This is a bridge in Paris. You hang locks on it with the name of you & your boyfriend/girlfriend/best-friend then throw the key into the river. So even though the friend/relationship may end, you can’t remove the lock. It stays there forever, as relevance to someone once a part of your life.
This is so lovely… this would be the most marvelous thing to be able to do.