Open Letter To Robin Scherbatsky
Dear, Ms. Scherbatsky
First of all, thank you. Thank you for being so crazy yet so elegant. Thank you for showing us that it is alright to love our dreams before we love others. Thank you for choosing a career before men but yet always being there for Lily. Thank you for being an inspiration to all of the womenkind.
I know you had a tough childhood. It is traumatic to deal with parents who don’t accept you the way you are. No one can know that better than you. It is frustrating when parents constantly remind you that you’re not what they wanted or you didn’t turn out to be the way they expected you to. However, you grew. You didn’t remain stagnant neither did you use your past as an excuse. Like a wildflower, you strived to blossom wherever life planted you. That is what makes you so amazing.
I know you seldom cried or showcased emotions. I know you were told on many occasions that it is not ‘lady-like’ behavior. Did you care? No. You remained your unabashed self. You smashed the sexism revolving around a women’s ‘acceptable’ behavior. Thank you for being the role model we all needed.
From loving dogs more than people to not crying your eyes out on your wedding day, you were always different. And on more than one occasion, you were judged for being different but you stuck to who you are. However, your badass attitude didn’t block your vision. You still accepted your mistakes, a little late, but you did.
You were wonderfully weird and amazingly awkward. And that, my dear, is a compliment. Be it your habit of saying “but um…” or the fact that you married a distant cousin, your sparkle of weirdness never faded; it only kept getting brighter and brighter. Of course, sometimes your awkwardness went a little overboard (Wondering when? Do I NEED to remind people of the horse-cart incident?). “But um…” did it make you any less beautiful? Does it matter what people said? Of course not, because “NO ONE ASKED YOU PATRICE!” (And everyone else)
I don’t think you ever realized how beautiful you’re. Well, you were quite aware of your physical beauty. But that wasn’t the case with your inner beauty. I think it took you too long to realize that you had emotions, you could love unconditionally, and you deserve all the love in the world. This is what made you so easy to relate to because there’s no denying the fact that we have all been there at some point in our lives.
You didn’t seem like a fictional character. You were like me, my friend and my sister. That made us love you the most of all the 5 characters. You were one of us; constantly in dilemmas, constantly confused yet clear. You deserve more than just one chapter written about you. You deserve a whole book; a series of 3 novels maybe. Yes. You’re THAT wonderful. You’re THAT special. Don’t ever forget that. You taught generations of people to love themselves. Now go ahead, love yourself too