She picked something from her table and walked towards her bed. She smiled lightly and sat down slowly. “I will never meet a lot of people. I will never be able to know and understand why people act the way they do. Even if I still can’t understand them perfectly, I knew that I can relate to what they were going through. Some things will never happen, some lessons will not be learned. And some of the greatest people I met will be forever strangers to me. Yes , I will never be able to tell you the wonderful memories—if that one thing never happened to me. If it occurred differently. I will not be talking about the stars if I haven’t experience the darkest of nights. I will not be mesmerized by how the sun rises if I wasn’t awake until it comes. I will not be in love with the sunset if I wasn’t waiting for the day to end. I will not be talking about heartbreak if it doesn’t happen to me. I will not be moved by sad movies if I never felt pain. I will not be talking about deep meanings behind things if I only used my eyes for trying to realize something. I will not be here if I made a different decision. If I chose a different option.”. She looked up and gave him the thing she’s been holding. A thing he thought she will never have. A piece of paper where a date was written. The day when they met each other. The day when he had seen her alone, reading one of her favorite books. The day when he was silently listening to his favorite music. “I was starting to move forward when you saw me. And I never expected that there’s still someone who would want to be with me when I started to stand and walk. I am moving on, and so are you—from two different reasons—but it feels more precious when we decided to do it together.”
On the days that I’m feeling down or just exhausted, I like to read Howl’s Moving Castle. It’s an easy read, it won’t make me feel any complicated emotions, and it might make me laugh. Never fails to make me feel better. I’d love to hear what everyone else’s go-to book is, and why! Comment/reblog!
As much as they stressed me out and depressed me as a kid, I think my favorite story arc for the series comes from the middle books. It just seemed like so much was going on. The Quagmires were kidnapped, both Olaf and the Police were after them, they learn more about the mysterious VFD, for a while they even find out someone might have survived their house fire!
And not only is this the turning point in the series, but its the turning point for the Baudelaires themselves. After this point they become much more independent then they already were, they also become more critical thinkers and planners. All three of them grow so much through these arcs.