“A List Of Things I Wish For You…”

In a previous post I shared with you some of the quotes and “words of wisdom” I have framed and hung around my house, and I just wanted to share this one with you.  This monologue is taken from the final episode of Dawsons Creek (I’m such a Dawson fangirl) and I think the sentiment is beautiful.  I have this framed and hung in my kitchen and I just find something about it kind of… comforting?  Lovely?  Don’t judge me.

I thought I would give you a little list of the things that I wish for you.

Well, there’s the obvious. An education. Family. Friends. And a life that is full of the unexpected. Be sure to make mistakes. Make a lot of them, because there’s no better way to learn and to grow, all right? And, um, I want you to spend a lot of time at the ocean, because the ocean forces you to dream, and I insist that you, my girl, be a dreamer. God. I’ve never really believed in God. In fact, I’ve spent a lot of time and energy trying to disprove that god exists. But I hope that you are able to believe in god, because the thing that I’ve come to realize, sweetheart… is that it just doesn’t matter if god exists or not. The important thing is for you to believe in something, because I promise you that that belief will keep you warm at night, and I want you to feel safe always. And then there’s love. I want you to love to the tips of your fingers, and when you find that love, wherever you find it, whoever you choose, don’t run away from it. But you don’t have to chase after it either. You just be patient, and it’ll come to you, I promise, and when you least expect it, like you, like spending the best year of my life with the sweetest and the smartest and the most beautiful baby girl in the world. You don’t be afraid, sweetheart.

And remember, to love is to live.