[…] It’s not fair. It’s cruel. To have us watch as Ted pissed around for nearly 10 years on his path to finding this woman just to lose her after 15 years together is cruel.
But life is cruel. People we love die and we are left with heartbreak and pain and confusion, but also stories. In stories, they live forever. And if the Mother now only exists as Ted’s story, the most important one he will ever tell, it hurts. It will destroy those of us who have dedicated almost a decade to this show.
But it also makes sense. This is not a gimmicky pulling-out-the-rug. It won’t cheapen its end; rather, it will make everything else, down to the tiniest points, matter. This has been painstakingly plotted, right down to us falling as in love with her as Ted does, seeing her as a mother with kids bouncing into her bed. It isn’t just a fairly brave way to end a mainstream network sitcom, but the show’s whole thematic purpose, the reason why this story mattered so much, why it was more than just a windbaggy man boring his kids.
Life is cruel. Death is cruel. But the stories. When they’re all that remain? You cling to those stories. You savor. Because the moments are fleeting. The stories are infinite.
I don’t want you to be the guy who lives in his stories.
"What mother is going to miss her daughter’s wedding?"
La organización internacional Oxfam denuncia en un informe publicado hoy que las élites ricas se reparten el poder político para manipular las reglas del juego económico, socavando la democracia y creando un mundo en el que las 85 personas más acaudaladas acumulan tanta riqueza como la mitad de la población más pobre del planeta junta.
Rise and glow! In addition to the dull lightening of smog that now denotes morning in the polluted city of Beijing, the glow of an electronic rising sun on television has been added to simulate the real thing… or so news reports from the Daily Mail and others would have you believe, with headlines like ”China starts televising the sunset on giant TV screens because Beijing is so clouded in smog.”
As Quartz and others have noted, however, this is false. The image of the giant sun (above) was part of a tourism commerical, and the sun only appears for about 10 seconds. It is also shown regardless of weather conditions.