this quote is so sad but ommmg the snow is so perfectly beautiful i cannot resist
Letting go is the hardest thing. It is like everything that happened now means nothing. Letting go hurts more then holding on. Most just don’t realize how hard is it to let go. Sure we can tell ourselves that it will be okay when really it hurts. But we all know that we can never truly let go, but tell ourselves that is over. We are done fighting the memories.
Thank you so much Anon. *tight hugs*
most accurate thing, ever!
Do you guys notice Elena’s left hand in this scene? That one little motion of Elena’s hand, that ONE TINY THING is the very heart and soul of why I love Stefan and Elena’s relationship and why they are one of the healthiest pairings I have ever seen in my life. Why they break the mold of normal flighty Twilight teenage love. Elena’s left hand exhibits the strength and maturity of Stefan and Elena’s relationship in such a slight and subtle way. SHE’S NOT LOOKING BACK. When Damon was telling Stefan to calm Elena down, Elena never ONCE looked BACK at Stefan. She KNEW. She already knew he would come to her side. She already knew he would be there. She doesn’t tell him to stop. She doesn’t look at him. She sends her hand flying backwards, and she just waves at him. And never looks back. She KNEW that by that one little wave of her hand that Stefan would never try to stop her. In that little tiny motion of Elena’s hand, she is saying “Stefan, I can do this.” And do you know what Stefan did? He respected that one little wave of her hand. He stood beside her the whole time, letting her say what she needed to, letting her get her anger our, letting her cry, LETTING HER STAND UP FOR HERSELF AND HER FRIENDS. He wasn’t her knight in shining armor who wanted to whisk her away and just fix everything for her. Stefan let’s Elena be her own knight in shining armor and he is her partner who stands beside her the whole time in case the knight needs a little help. The RESPECT in Stefan and Elena’s relationship… it’s marvelous. I don’t ship them, but their relationship never fails to leave me in awe.
guys, last sentence. reading this from someone who doesn’t even ship them means a lot.
I MISS THIS ELENA
Agency, and being able to stand up for herself. You know what? That’s one of the most important things she’s lost now.
People say that present Elena is still the same as the old, but old Elena had a boyfriend who let her make her own decisions, stand on her own two feet like she is in this gif, hence she was so independant, had autonomy and agency. Just look at her, she was a strong independant woman, able to be her own knight, just as a previous comment said.
Because she now has a boyfriend who tries to always protect her like she’s a snowflake who can’t make her own decisions (just as Ian described in the hiatus) let alone let her be her own knight, she is way more different. This level of maturity isn’t coming out of her anymore, because she no longer has the opportunities to grow, make mistakes, learn.
Therefore Elena before was inspiring and an awesome independant role model and heroine, and this new Elena isn’t.
one stelena moment per episode
↳ 2x05 kill or be killed
I don’t think people understand just how precious and beautiful this relationship is. He doesn’t force her into anything, he doesn’t grab her and lock her away. He talks to her, he tries to get through to her and make her see sense because he understands her in ways that most people don’t. The way he touches her face, the way he kisses her forehead - these are all simple forms of affection and he uses it to show that he’s only mad because he’s just trying to look out for her because he loves her so much. And when he asks her to fight for her own life, she does. She chooses to fight for it, and at the end of the day it was her call to make. Her free will, her freedom of choice. He just persuaded her which is a parallel of when Elena managed to get through to him and convince him to keep on fighting and not give up 1x20. “It’s your choice” are the words she said to him as she walked away fighting back tears, and he found it in him to make the right choice because of her. They are each others champions, rocks and above all they save each other emotionally. That kind of love never dies.