You could come with me. I can’t. You say that every time. And you say “I can’t” every time. Because I can’t. But the movie’s almost over, and then you can come back to Tree Hill, and we can finally be together, right? Yes, of course.
I remember thinking that doing a Season 9 of One Tree Hill was a really stupid idea and they should have just let it die with Season 8, but then it totally ended up being one of the most badass and intense seasons they had overall (maybe minus the whole “I forgot I had a kid for 6 years” storyline).
“Marry your best friend. I do not say that lightly. Really, truly find the strongest, happiest friendship in the person you fall in love with. Someone who speaks highly of you. Someone you can laugh with. The kind of laughs that make your belly ache, and your nose snort. The embarrassing, earnest, healing kind of laughs. Wit is important. Life is too short not to love someone who lets you be a fool with them. Make sure they are somebody who lets you cry, too. Despair will come. Find someone that you want to be there with you through those times. Most importantly, marry the one that makes passion, love, and madness combine and course through you. A love that will never dilute - even when the waters get deep, and dark.”
I feel like people get lost when they think of happiness as a destination, we’re always thinking that someday we’ll be happy. That we’ll get that car, or that job, or that person in our lives that will fix everything. But happiness is a mood, and it’s a condition, not a destination. It’s like being tired or hungry, it’s not permanent. It comes and goes but that’s okay. I feel like if people thought of it that way, they’d find happiness more often.
You’ve taught me to trust, how to let someone in, and what it truly means to fall in love. I can’t possibly describe how much I love you, so I’ll tell you why I love you. You see the world in a way that no one else does, and you appreciate everything, including me. There’s no one in the world like you … the most unique, wonderful, and terribly handsome man I’ve ever met.
Excerpt from Brooke Davis’ wedding vows to Julian Baker