This has to be one of my favorite episodes of One Tree Hill ever. As all of the episodes do, the message of this one just really struck a chord with me. This is my favorite dialogue/scene of the episode:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TW50-jpJOx4 <--------------- Here's the clip!
George Bernard Shaw once wrote: "There are two tragedies in life. One is
to lose your heart's desire. The other is to gain it." Clearly, Shaw
had his heart broken once or twice.
As far as I'm concerned, Shaw was a punk. Cause you know what? Tragedies
happen. What are you gonna do, give up? Quit? No. I realize now that
when your heart breaks, you got to fight like hell to make sure your
still alive. Because you are. And that pain you feel? That's life. The
confusion and fear? That's there to remind you, that somewhere out there
is something better, and that something is worth fighting for.
This year, I got everything I wanted and everything I wished for. But in a way, I lost even more.
Lucas 'Luke' Scott:
Shaw was right. As we strain to grasp the things we desire, the things
we think will make our lives better: money, popularity, fame... we
ignore what truly matters, the simple things, like friendship, family,
love. The things we probably already had.
So Mr. Shaw thinks that getting your heart's desire is a tragedy? I say
he's wrong. I mean, clearly Shaw never kissed Erica Marsh.
Peyton Elizabeth Sawyer:
Yes, losing your heart's desire is tragic. But gaining your heart's
desire? That's all you can hope for. This year I wished for love... to
immerse myself in someone else and to wake a heart long afraid to feel.
My wish was granted. And if having that is tragic, then give me tragedy.
Because I wouldn't give it back for the world.
I have to agree with Lucas' commentary most. I think we get caught up in trying to achieve so many things or that if we just had _______________ (fill in the blank) then we'd be happy, but it's not that simple. When we're so busy to reach that certain point, we miss everything along the way. Usually those things that are truly fulfilling to our lives. Like Luke said, "The things we probably already had." George Bernard Shaw was right. Sometimes we lose our heart's desire in seeking it. It's all about priorities and knowing what is truly important in life.
That's all for now,