Friday, August 10, 2012

The Edge of the Ocean

When I was younger and the author of a different blog, I remember I used to be obsessed with Grey's Anatomy. I thought of the much-confused Meredith Grey as a sort of alter-ego and go-to gal for my own life problems. Of course, this was way back when my 'life problems' consisted of dealing with an uber-competitive classmate/frenemy and agonising about a crush who was completely clueless about my existence. Ah, now those were simpler times!

Anyway, since Grey's Anatomy has since fallen off my tv-viewing radar and I'd like to think my life has gotten complex enough for me to now watch trashier television than I used to, and not obsess about it (contrary to what my friends would claim), I thought it might be nice to revisit those old-favourite quotable quotes that made Meredith Grey such an inspiring character in the first place.

Whereas I've clearly outgrown some of them, and now find a few quite mawkish. But the rest of them, I'm happy to report, still make a lot of sense to me.

This one, for example. "You can waste your life drawing lines. Or you can live your life crossing them." I think those are words to live by, really.

Reading them again made me smile and remember what it was about that scrappy unabashedly-emo chick that was so appealing in the first place. It was that fierce determination to go out and get what she wanted, regardless of the personal cost. It was that unique mix of desperate and zealous, detached and vulnerable, needy and independent that made her feel so real to me. Oddly enough, it was kinda like meeting an old friend - the kind you used to be real close to, but now find you don't really talk to any more, apart from the occasional inspirational text message.


16 comments:

Srishti Chaudhary said...

Wow. Aptly described.

How are you? :)

Here's another one:

'The future is the home of our deepest fears and wildest hopes. But one thing is certain when it finally reveals itself, the future is never the way we imagined it'

venusplus said...

I loved this post.
I sometimes think all those old friends that I was really close to, and don't talk any more also don't talk to each other any more :)

Karen Xavier said...

:) Meredith Grey, I loved her guy Dr. Derek Shepherd. He was the reason I started watching the show, stopped after a few episodes. But I can understand how a TV character makes you see yourself in a new light. And I just read that quote yesterday, about crossing lines, another Meredith crazy fan sent it to me. What a coincidence!
PS: stumbled upon your blog through Susan's at Meanderings and Reflections.

Sakshi said...

lovely :)

Puneet said...

The narrator quotes are part of the reason I love the show as well! This post reminded me of a book I'd read a long time ago called "Local" by Jaideep Varma - had a lot of quotes that I liked and wrote down separately. Nothing too deep, but all-too-banal observations that we don't tend to pay attention to, which in turn, makes them special - if that made any sense!

R said...

Heh them Grey's Anatomy ads have taken over Star World. My brother started asking me how it was!I couldn't enlighten him much, given that I'd never watched more than a single episode, though. The one where Izzy's fiance died. Erk, such a sad one.

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