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People will never understand my love or obsession for One Tree Hill. I could watch it over and over and over again. I do, as a matter of fact. But there’s a reason behind it. It’s a great show, yes. It’s down the earth and teaches viewers life lessons about what to expect as they get older. Amazing writing was involved. I started watching this show in its final season. I was going through a lot in my life at the time. And watching the show made it better. When it ended I cried. And then they started showing the first seasons on television. So I got to see it from the beginning. But I was going through a hard time. It was a few months after my grandfather died, I was having trouble with friends, I was just in a really dark place. I was losing the magic that I saw in the world. But there was always One Tree Hill to look forward to. And a lot of the episodes helped me figure out what I liked. Because of the show I fell deeply in love with music and art and literature. Things I’m pursuing in college. It taught me what a good parent looks like. It made me realize life sucks sometimes but you just have to pull through it. It was different that any other show I had ever watched. And so far I haven’t found one as enlightening. So sometimes I may go a little OTH crazy on here (Probably a little Grey’s Anatomy too). But I just want people to understand it wasn’t just a show at the time I started watching. It saves my life. It kept me going when I had nothing else. You’re probably thinking I’m crazy. But it’s the little things that matter. These are just some of my favorite things from OTH. I could post only 10..

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“Girls, romanticize yourselves. You are a queen. You are a warrior. You are an enchantress. You are a mermaid. You are a goddess. You are all of these things and more, you are the stuff of fairy tales. Women, traumatize others. You are a dragon. You are a wolf. You are a bump in the night. You are the last thing they see in the darkness. You are all of these things and more, you are the heart of their fucking nightmares.” ( insp. )

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No amount of falls will really undo us if we keep on picking ourselves up each time. We shall of course be very muddy and tattered children by the time we reach home. But the bathrooms are all ready, the towels put out, and the clean clothes are in the airing cupboard.” -C.S. Lewis, in a letter to Mary Neylan, January 20, 1942