Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Walking down that aisle

SPOILER WARNING: This blog post contains spoiler information for the Series of Finale for the TV show, Smallville.

At the end of the second to the last episode of Smallville, Lois decides that she is too much of a liability to marry Clark. She feels like she would merely weigh him down so she tells him she cannot marry him. You should have seen me, my cheeks streaked with tears crying out at the TV "NO!".

A week later, I watched the last episode and near the beginning, Chloe brings Lois Clark's vows and and after reading them, she realizes that nothing else matters but the fact that their love is forever. The only problem is Lois' dad is not in town and so he won't be there to walk her down the aisle. She tells Clark that it'll be fine, she's a big girl and can walk herself down the aisle.

Well the wedding day comes and Lois walks into the chapel, beautiful in her dress, everyone is there waiting. She looks up to the front and sees the best man and maid of honor and the preacher but no Clark. She starts to frown and looks like she may cry and everyone is staring at her...when suddenly Clark walks up behind her and takes her hand and smiles at her, beginning to walk her down the aisle.

Tears can't help but spring from my eyes whenever I think about that part of the scene and when I saw it for the first time, I sobbed uncontrollably. The reasons for my tears multiply based on how well I can relate to their situation. Lois' dad couldn't be there to walk her down the aisle and my dad probably will never feel comfortable doing that for me someday. That romantic love that Lois and Clark show so easily for each other, especially after all they've been through together throughout the something I desire with all of my heart so very much. And imagining the man that I love someday loving me and understanding me enough, that despite the fact that I'm a 'big girl', he would know that I still feel very small sometimes and need his loving touch. To have him surprise me and walk me down the aisle like that, with nothing but love for me in his eyes.....overwhelms my heart with conflicting and flowing emotions.

Joy for these fictional characters that portray so much love for each other, hope at the prospect of that happening someday to me, remorse that my dad cannot be there for me in that way, and of course longing as I wonder if and when I'll meet that person.

Anyway, I just wanted to share that with you all. Here's a link to the video clip showing the scene that touched me so deeply:


Ariel said...

I don't watch the show, but that clip brought tears to my eyes -- even if they did play Taco Bell's Canon! (I know what it's called, but I couldn't resist. It's such a chestnut!)

I don't regret my life and the wonderful love that I have, but I envy you. You will find a man who will love you like that. You will walk down that aisle. And you will be happy, as yourself, as you deserve. You have so much life ahead of you!

Jen said...

This is so sweet, I literally cried as I read. You have such a wonderful heart. You will find that true perfect love, and I envision it being even more beautiful than you described. You will have someone to walk you down that isle, and that person may indeed surprise you. And I'm pretty sure there will be tears of joy, and plenty of love involved.

Last night I actually had a dream that someone kissed me on the cheek, I can hardly wait to get to sleep tonight!

Life In Neon said...

These moments always get me, too (even though as a writer these scenes are painfully paint by numbers). And it's for all the same reasons: we all want that. Well, not the disappointment that makes the moment dramatic for TV, but the connection that makes that moment possible. Everyone needs someone they can let their guard down around, someone to hold them and make them feel safe and loved even though there's a cruel, uncaring, impatient world just outside their arms.

You deserve to find that person, Debra. :)

(Side note. I havent watched Smallville since season 2--don't worry, I don't plan to go back to it so you haven't ruined anything--but why couldn't he just, you know, fly and pick her dad up and bring him? He's superman; that kind of plot twist is exactly what that superpower is for when you're going for the happy ending. :-P Sorry, it's hard to make a bittersweet ending fully satisfying if there was an easily achievable alternative. )

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