Reblog — “There’s only one Tree Hill, and it’s your home.”
I finally watched the finale of “One Tree Hill” and I can’t really accept that it’s over. This show has been constantly there for me through good and bad times. I wish that I could make this sound pretty, but I honestly can’t even think up words to describe how much it has affected me.
I identified so much with Peyton Sawyer, and no other TV show has taken the risk of showing someone like her, or me, in this case, to a public audience. I knew from the moment I saw the way she and Lucas Scott reacted to each other in episode 1, that she had something to prove. She was so vulnerable, but had so much to show for it. Even after she left, every storyline kept me engaged all the way through the 9 seasons of the show. Clay and Quinn brought innovation. Brooke and Julian deserved the best. Mouth came so far. The children are so so adorable. And Nathan and Haley, another staple for me, made my heart melt in every scene.
And the music. Oh, goodness. The music. “One Tree Hill” showed me that it was okay to love music. That it could get me through absolutely anything because it would never go away, because as we all know well, “people always leave,” but music never does. I grew up with the characters and as their music taste changed, so did mine.
Though only 187 hours of content, I learned more from the writing of “One Tree Hill” than I have in school. Each classical writing piece that was brought up made me appreciate it so much more because it had relevance to me—it wasn’t just some old book, it was something that could get me through another situation. Each opener and closer monologues from the episode affected me, and many I have memorized and written in places for reminder—that it’s okay to trust, it’s okay to be yourself, and it’s okay to love.
In fact, “One Tree Hill” taught me how to love. That sounds like an exaggeration, but it’s really not. It taught me that each moment we have, each decision we make, has a purpose. That finding who or what you want with you when all of your dreams come true—and what those dreams are—is what life is all about.
There’s so much more that I wish I could say about this fantastic show, but I’d rather leave it with one of the many quotes that left me wondering:
"At this moment there are 6,470,818,671 people in the world. Some are running scared. Some are coming home. Some tell lies to make it through the day. Others are just not facing the truth. Some are evil men, at war with good. And some are good, struggling with evil. Six billion people in the world, six billion souls. And sometimes… all you need is one."
— Peyton Sawyer, “One Tree Hill”
"Sometimes things find you when you need them to find you. I believe that and for me, it’s usually song lyrics."