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Tuesday, July 25, 2006

Life according to Meredith Grey 1

Some lines from ABC’s hospital drama series Grey’s Anatomy. Gusto ko lang i-share, like in Desperate Housewives, you might pick up a thing or two. =p The character who delivers these lines is Meredith Grey. She is a surgical intern, so the context of the following lines might that be for surgeons.

"It’s all about lines. The finish line at the end of residency, waiting in line for a chance at the operating table. And then there’s the most important line – the line that is separating you from the people you work with. It doesn’t help to get too familiar.
To make friends, you need boundaries between you and the rest of the world. Other people are far too messy. It’s all about lines. Drawing lines in the sand and praying like hell no one crosses them.
At some point, you have to make a decision. Boundaries, don’t keep people out. They fence you in. Life is messy, that’s how we’re made. So you can waste your life drawing lines or you can live your life crossing them.
But there are certain lines that are way too dangerous to cross. Here is what I know, if you’re willing to take the chance, the view from the other side is spectacular."

"Intimacy is a four-syllable word for “here are my heart and soul, please grind them into hamburger and enjoy.” It’s both desired and feared. Difficult to live with and impossible to live without.
I wish there was a rule book for intimacy. Some kind of a guy that could tell you when you’ve crossed the line. It would be nice if you could see it coming. You take it where you can get it and keep it as long as you can.
And as for rules, maybe there are none. Maybe the rules of intimacy are something you have to define for yourself."

"Remember when you were a kid and your biggest worry was like if you get a bike for your birthday or if you get to eat cookies for breakfast? Being an adult – totally overrated. I mean seriously, don’t be fooled by all the hot shoes, the great sex and the no parents anywhere telling you what to do. Adulthood is responsibility. Responsibility – it really does sucks, really, really sucks.
Responsibility doesn’t go away. It can't be avoided. Either someone makes us face it, or we suffer the consequences. And still, adulthood has its perks. The shoes, the sex and the no parents anywhere telling you what to do – that’s pretty damn good."

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