HIMYM Series 29: This Wouldn’t Happen at a Bar! (S02:E07)

Despite how horrible and shocking this weekend has been, I want to get back to regularly scheduled blogging. If I stopped talking, I believe that the horrible deeds that have occurred would win and I can’t let that happen. I hope that you can look forward with me and celebrate the heroes, mourn those who have lost their lives and in any manner, help whoever you can. I hope you will join with me and love whoever you can, however much you can as well.

Protect yourself from evil.
Arm yourself with kindness.
Life is not meant to be awful.

As always with this series, I want to warn you of SPOILERS! If you haven’t seen “How I Met Your Mother” and would like to keep all of the laughs, plot lines and story elements a secret until you view them for yourself then please pass this blog post up and return later. I hope you enjoy your day, my friends.

(I’d also like to state that I own none of this content save for the opinions and the illustration that you are viewing. This television series is a beautiful story about life and love in which I hold none of. I only hope to share the life lessons that I have personally learned from watching this show.)

In episode 29 of HIMYM Marshall enters back into the dating world, and Lily has a hard time dealing with it. Meanwhile, Ted and Marshall get everyone around them to call Barney “Swarley” which is definitely one of my favorite gags from the series. Also, as a side note: I have always thought the actress who plays Chloe (Morena Baccarin) was attractive, and it’s weird watching her character in HIMYM with the flighty, cute personality after I’ve seen her naked and also being a badass in Deadpool. It’s a weird feeling. Just thought I’d share that with all of you.

I was recently talking with one of my good friends about relationships and exchanging stories of our various escapades. She had told hers and I had told mine and we laughed about how they failed, and it made me think about the show and the lengths that people will go to when searching for romantic happiness. I’ve written about relationships before and I will certainly write about them still, because it’s a core part of our lives. Something that seems so simple to everyone else might not be simple to you and that’s okay. There is no relationship in this world that is perfect. It’s not easy to maintain and it isn’t always easy to reconnect when you’ve lost that spark. Which is what happens at the end of this episode between Marshall and Lily.

It’s easy to get caught up in leftover feelings and past memories. I do it frequently. It’s like there is this little voice inside my head that occasionally tells me to go hit up an old flame or a past ex because “things are different now” and “I’m sure it’ll all work itself out.”

Now, this is barely ever a good idea. Maybe a strong 1% of the times this happens will it work out in your favor, but if you’re one of the lucky ones who has broken up with someone and managed to salvage what was, I’m happy for you.

The long and short of it is this, we can compare being in love to a million different things, but at the end of the day it’s always unique to us and it’s always different when it happens. Our love is shared in a myriad of ways and it’s such a beautiful thing to see. I hope that all of you can find someone like Marshall or Lily. As a fan of HIMYM I root for these two so much, because it shows what relationships can really be like. It isn’t the plastic kind of love that never changes. As you grow and change, both of you will evolve and your love will change as a result. So many people give up on their love because it isn’t the same as it used to be, but I think that’s foolish. I think love is supposed to change. I won’t always be the same man as I am today. I’ve already changed so much. I think that when love changes and we go with it… it can open up new doors to a beautiful and exhilarating world with that person beside us. I like Marshall and Lily. I like them so much that I find myself rooting for my friends to find a love like theirs. That kind of honest, slice you to the bone feeling that powers your thoughts and your heart and in many ways, your life.

I hope I find that.

I hope that you find it too, if you haven’t already.

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