You are by far the greatest thing that ever happened to me in my 173 years on this earth. The fact that I get to die knowing that I was l o v e d , not just by anyone,by you, Elena Gilbert, is the e p i t o m e of a fulfilled life.
The pain is still there. The grief and the shame. But I get it now. Shutting it off, it’s a cheat. I mean, you put up this wall and shut out everything that makes you who you are. Nothing affects you, nothing matters. But things do matter. Things that happen can’t be undone.