"She did not say goodbye. She was incapable, and after a few more minutes at his side, she was able to tear herself from the ground. It amazes me what humans can do, even when streams are flowing down their faces and they stagger on, coughing and searching, and finding" (Zusak 536).
Liesel continues to show how strong of feelings she has for Rudy, especially in this scene. Before even going to see her Mama and Papa, after a terrible disaster that killed them all, she goes over to her best friend with the lemon colored hair. She leaned down and finally kissed him. After years of struggle, triumph and adventure, these two friends became even more than that. Although it was too late, Liesel finally shows Rudy how much he really means to her.
This particular "This I Believe" essay talks about how you can never stop loving someone. You either never loved them, or you always will. For Liesel and Rudy, they always loved each other, even if they didn't show it in the traditional ways. When you have someone that means that much to you, you'll always stick with them no matter what. But, like they always say "If you love something, let it go". Love will always be stronger than the obstacles life throws at you.
Summative Theme: Love Never Dies
This is my grandfather, one of the last days I had with him. He passed away 2 years ago.