I have this girlfriend.
I met her while I was in college.
She is a lovely girl...
And so incredibly sweet.
Not conceited in the least...
and not high maintenance about her looks.
Her name was Kate.
And although Kate was painfully shy...
We became fast friends.
Most of the other girls on campus
really liked Kate too...
Kate would go out of her way to help someone
She would go above and beyond to make sure
that everyone around her was OK.
Kate was funny...
And Kate loved animals.
She was smart and compassionate.
But Kate kinda kept to herself.
Being so shy...
She sometimes had a hard time opening up to people.
A lot of people always kinda knew about her...
But didn't really give Kate much thought either way
Mostly because Kate was so quiet and unassuming.
So time goes by...
Kate works hard at school...
Works hard at everything she does.
Gives her all.
And then one day.
Kate meets the hottest...
the most popular guy on campus.
They fall in love.
At first sight.
It wasn't easy at first...
There were some complications
He didn't give up on Kate.
He had to have her.
Roger knew they were meant to be together...
No one else 'got' Roger like Kate did.
No one else made Roger feel the way Kate made him feel.
No one else looked beyond his popularity
and his good looks...
and just treated Roger like he wanted to be treated
Like a regular guy.
Which is how Roger saw himself.
Roger fought hard for Kate.
His love for her never faltered.
But things changed on campus...
All of a sudden the girls who never really noticed Kate
Decided to start hating her.
Who did Kate think she was going out with Roger?
Roger was WAY too good for her.
These girls decided that they knew what was best for Roger
and they knew it wasn't Kate.
They criticized Kate every day.
From her hair...
Down to her shoes.
Roger never paid attention to anyone...
Only to Kate
and his heart.
Kate loved Roger back just as fiercely.
And she fought hard for him too.
She knew she could make him happy.
She knew that she was as good for him...
as he was good for her.
Kate knew that Roger was indeed...
And what of the girls who decided to hate Kate?
They couldn't forgive her for taking Roger from them.
He was theirs. Not hers.
They were positive that Kate was just using Roger
for his popularity... for the attention
Surely Roger couldn't really LOVE
someone like Kate?
She wasn't pretty enough.
She didn't smile enough.
She wasn't grateful enough.
But Roger knew the truth.
He knew those horrible girls were just jealous of Kate.
Not only of her stunning beauty
(and Roger couldn't stop looking at her)
but because everyone who really KNEW Kate
loved and adored her almost as much as Roger did.
They knew that Kate's shyness was sometimes
misunderstood for being aloof...
They knew the truth.
Kate never hurt anyone.
She works hard at her job.
She's a good and loyal friend.
She is kind and sweet...
and tries hard to do the right thing.
Kate never did anything to these girls
for them to hate her so much.
They don't know Kate.
Never even tried to get to know her.
The barely knew she existed before Roger came along.
They hate her because Roger loves her.
Plain and simple.
So they lie about Kate.
They lie about her family...
They make up stories about her sexuality
and her job performance...
They trash her looks and her clothes.
What has Kate ever done to them?
Roger fell in love with her.
That's why they hate her.
So I guess I'm writing this...
To tell everyone to just
back the fuck off of Kate.
If you ever met her...
You would feel protective too.
She's a tiny little thing.
And she doesn't deserve any of this hate.
She didn't do ANYthing to you.
Not one thing.
She just wants to love Roger.
And that's what Roger wants too.
Because Roger knows they saved each other...
And they are exactly where they are supposed to be.
This post is brought to you by Kristen Stewart.
I adore her.
And of course...
By Thomas Sturridge.
For taking care of her...
and being there when she needs you.
I really don't think anyone could ask for a better friend.
To Kate and Roger...
And Kristen and Robert...
Another favorite movie quote.
From Meet Joe Black.
Love is passion, obsession, someone you can't live without.
I say, fall head over heels.
Find someone you can love like crazy and
who will love you the same way back.
How do you find him?
Well, you forget your head, and you listen to your heart.
And I'm not hearing any heart.
Cause the truth is, honey, there's no sense living your life without this.
To make the journey and not fall deeply in love,
well, you haven't lived a life at all.
But you have to try,
cause if you haven't tried,
you haven't lived.
Until next time.
Bye for now