‘…now listen kids… About eight months ago, I went to the dusty backwards city of Abeokuta to visit my bro. We hadn’t seen each other in a while and there was a lot to talk about…’
(Hope I have y’all attention now…continuing)
‘…so we talked… Soon enough- all was said about what was done,being done and in the process of getting done. We had nothing else to talk about. That was when he pulled out his laptop and played a video…’
(Intense look into camera)
‘…IT WAS LEGEN- peeps who watch how I met your mother now know what I’m talkin about-DARY!!! Legendary…’—–»(Enough with the quotation marks)
This was my first foray into the wonderful world created by Craig Thomas and Carter Bays. ‘How I Met Your Mother’ is a sit-com about the adventures of five friends in the insomniac city of New-York, narrated by the main Character Ted(played by Josh Radnor) to his teenage children. I won’t bore with the super hilarious and brilliant details but the story was at all times boiling down to one conclusive point; How Ted Met Their Mother-obvious right?
For eight seasons we were teased with different little glimpses of said wife/mother; her yellow umbrella, little toy bus, guitar and even ankles… All that changed in the final episode of the eight season… After a really long wait, the mother of all secrets was revealed(get it? Ơ̴̴̴̴͡.̮Ơ̴̴̴͡ Mother of all secre… You know from the title…)
I’m sure many non HIMYM fans would be wondering what the point of this post is- well, since you obviously don’t appreciate the magnitude of this event, lemme pull something deep and profound from this story for your benefit… PERSEVERANCE!!!
The main character of this show; Ted, is portrayed as this hopeless romantic… An often naïve, always goey eyed lover boy. Forever dreaming of the perfect woman whom he’d; sweep off her feet, make the perfect wife, the adoring mother and the subject of a tale spanning 9 seasons and several emmys…
On numerous occasions he got it wrong. Girl after girl after Blah Blah after girl… he was even left at the alter(۳º̩̩́_º̩̩̀)۳. Through all the break ups and the beat downs and his best friend marrying his best Ex girlfriend…he never gave up. The eternal optimist always believing the next one would be the one… Sure there were times when he despaired and almost gave up, that was when his friends showed up,got him drunk and kept him going(GOOD friends are important (´⌣`ʃƪ) )… finally, it happened- an event he thought would be the last straw turned out to be the stroke of luck the universe had planned for him-he met HER.
People… Please just stick with me a little longer- the point I’m trying to make is, don’t give up. No matter how outlandish your hopes and desires may be, don’t despair. Keep digging; just another one foot and you will strike gold- I promise. Just carry on…like Ted did, carry on and you will definitely meet their ‘mother’ at the next corner… Ciao
P.S. If you have an advanced sense of humour and haven’t seen HIMYM please do so- it also features Jason Segel, Alyson Hannigan and Cobie Smulders. Plus Neil Patrick Harris as Barney Stinson? OMG just… just SYNC UP (•͡.̮ ~͡ ) with fz and download or buy or whatever.
P.P.S.-dedicated to tp, who sat me down and got me suited up(and NO,he isn’t dead)