Saturday, May 28, 2011

"There's a reason I said I'd be happy alone. It wasn't cus I thought I'd be happy alone. It was because I thought if I loved someone and then it fell apart, I might not make it. It's easier to be alone because what if you learn that you need love and then you don't have it, what if you like it and lean on it, what if you shape your life around it and then it falls apart. Can you ever survive that kind of pain? Losing love is like organ damage. It's like dying. The only difference is death ends. This. It could go on forever."--from Meredith Grey from Grey's Anatomy

Love + people = life (with a side of pain, from time to time). When it comes down to it, some people don't survive when love dies, others grow bitter, and some move on, significantly changed, but all those people have something in common - they can't live without it. We weren't meant to live our lives alone, but so many of us try. I imagine the act is like blowing in a balloon that never quite fills up enough to float on its own.

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

"When I think about the future, I wanna be the guy who deserves a girl like you."--Max to Naomi during the West Bev graduation on 90210

Okay, it's cheesy, and after several months of no posts, you'd think I'd choose something more, well, enlightening. But if you think about it, and you're a fan of this show, then you know how important those words are for that couple, and you probably had your awww moment, too. Of course they're a couple in love in high school, and given Naomi's track record with men, she may have a new love bunny within the near future, though now that she's dropped the baby bomb on Max, who knows where the writers will take her story.

See, that's the thing...the future can take people anywhere, and when we ponder it, we always imagine we'll be someplace greater than where we are, and when we wake up to the future, we think, what the heck happened? while saying to God, "Um, excuse me, sir, but I think you dropped me off in the wrong place."

The tricky thing is that we can't control the outcome; we can't see what's up ahead. All we can do is experience life as it happens, and as scary and exciting as that is, it's a huge enigma we don't seem meant to figure out.

So, I say, go ahead Max and try to be the man that deserves a girl like Naomi. She's shallow, inconsiderate, and sometimes downright worthy of a good slap in the face, but she's trying to exceed beyond the superficial bubble she lives in. If she wasn't, she'd never be dating a public. Now I bet she never saw that coming in her future!