Dawson’s Creek. I love it. I think it was the first TV show I ever fell in love with. I was fairly young when it started on TV, but still, even in my much older and wiser days, I can really respect the story lines and am still in love with the whole Pacey – Joey – Dawson love triangle… or whatever you want to call it.
Anyways, in one episode, Joey is trying to organize a protest for something going on at the school. She’d been painting at one point, but it all kind of stopped when her life became crazy. (I can TOTALLY relate!) Pacey sees all that Joey’s going through, and finds a way to help her find her passion again.
He rented her a wall.
In the middle of Capeside, he paid money to a business owner who had a vacant unpainted wall that faced an open field so that Joey could find her passion again on a grander scale.
He painted “Ask Me To Stay” on the wall.
It’s not a piece of art, per say… but it’s a piece of art to me.
The story behind Joey and Pacey’s rollercoaster relationship is one you can hang on to. She loves him. He loves her. And he wants her to ask him to stay. He could have painted an elaborate beach scene, or some awesome view of the stars in the sky. But instead, he poured his heart out onto a wall, for all to see… to convey what he really wanted in life.
I want a wall.