I posted this on tumblr because…well, everyone’s a bit insane on tumblr, but I thought I’d share my madness with you all. Here is what I posted: I got freaking Rumbelle feels this morning from reading the children’s picture book “The Giving Tree” by Shel Silverstein . I’ve read it before, but it had been awhile. I was going over the book for lesson time for preschool and had tears in my eyes by the time I got to the end. The story is about a tree that loves a boy and a boy that loves a tree. It’s his playmate through childhood but as he ages he grows away from the tree and only comes back to it at certain milestones in his life with selfish wishes. But the tree supplies what the boy, who is now a man, needs throughout his life regardless of the consequences to the tree itself. It’s a story of unconditional love. (And very controversial, but that’s another post). As I was wiping away the stray tear and trying to answer questions from kids running around playing, the Rumbelle feels hit me like a brick. From what we know of Rumple’s life he probably didn’t have that source of unconditional love. He never had his own “giving tree”. Even as an adult his wife abandoned him and Cora ripped her own heart out rather than be with him. It was only when Belle came into his life and they fell in love that he finally had a source of unconditional love. Despite the terrible things he’s done, the lengths he’s gone, the selfishness and cowardice he’s succumbed to, he has someone who will love him unconditionally. Someone to provide succor and love even when he’s not at his best, when he falls back into some of his nasty habits. In return, he’s now learning to be that “giving tree” to his own son and grandson. Someone they can turn to and depend on. Here is a link to the story: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1TZCP6OqRlE Forgive me while I go weep again with Rumbelle feels. (Yes, I am a bit nuts.)
You’re killing me lol, I love this it’s so true. Belle’s the only one who’s ever truly loved him. And he still doubts that she’ll stay with him forever 🙁 He thinks she’ll see the “monster”. It broke my heart when Neal left him in the forest (although he was protecting Henry) cause Rumple IS trying to be a better man and he asked Neal to believe in him and Neal couldn’t. Belle’s the only one who could. I hope Belle does help him repair his relationship with Henry and Neal.
I CANNOT WAIT FOR THIS REUNION. TWO MORE EPISODES!!