Ok - so call me a complete product of the nineties, but I cannot deny that I have recently finished the entire series of Dawson’s Creek. Yes! You know it! That angsty filled drama that uses such big words that I can’t for the life of me understand how I was able to comprehend any of it in my tween years. Re-watching was fascinating, and while I skipped many episodes due the fact of utter redundancy (see? I am talking like them now!), I did get a little something from revisiting the creek.
The entire theme - other than the constant dribble of unnecessary emotional outbursts, is based on soul mates. The triangle between Dawson, Joey & Pacey is tragic. I mean how does she choose? She loves one and considers him her soul mate but is IN love with the other. In the end the one she chooses isn’t her soul mate, rather the one she is IN love with. There is a difference, and I think sometimes people get confused.
It's not often we think of our friends and confidants as soul mates, because we are conditioned to search for that connection in a romantic relationship. I learned this when a good friend stepped into my life and changed it forever. A soul mate provides strength and courage, helps restore balance when you feel lost; and creates the uncanny connective comfort that you’re traveling through life together. A soul mate stands up taller for you than you can for yourself at times. They effortlessly understand you, and in many ways effortlessly enter your life and stay there. To be quite honest, I feel this connection can be much more difficult to find than a romantic relationship. When you find it, cherish it.
So thank you to my kindred spirit. I am never alone thanks to you. Oh, and thank you to Dawson's Creek for helping me waste valuable time the past couple of weeks. I learned some new words thanks to you.