Friday, November 18, 2011

Quote du jour/from Grey's Anatomy

I had a terrible day. We say it all the time. A fight with the boss, the stomach flu, traffic. That’s what we describe as terrible when nothing terrible is happening.

These are the things we beg for. A root canal, an IRS audit, coffee spilled on our clothes. When the really terrible things happen, we start begging a God we don’t believe in to bring back the little horrors and take away this. It seems quaint now, doesn’t it? The flood in the kitchen, the poison oak, the fight that leaves you shaking with rage. Would it have helped if we could see what else was coming? Would we have known that those were the best moments of our lives?

Grey's Anatomy
Season 8, episode 9 - Dark Was the Night
11/10/11

16 comments:

  1. Niki, I was so touched by the whole episode, and especially these words. I've been thinking about them all week, wrote them into a comment I made on someone's blog, and finally thought I should just put it up here.

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  2. Those words caught me as well! Hanging on wondering what is about to happen...

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  3. Sarah, and we have to wait till January! I love Meredith's voiceovers.

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  4. I know this may sound repetitive, but for me, things have quite dramatically moved into perspective 2 years ago when I found my husband dead in the living room on coming home from work. Ever since, I don't think I have used the words "I've had a terrible day" after trivial troubles.
    Love the header picture, it's a Carl Larsson, isn't it?

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  5. Cait, these words have stayed with me so I thought I'd put them up here.

    Librarian, not repetitive. So sad.
    Yes a Carl Larsson. I actually added a tab under the blog header for 'banner picture' so I can offer info.

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  6. Librarian put into words my feelings on this subject. When really terrible things happen in our lives we are made aware of how unimportant the trivial 'bad days' are. For me it was the death of my mother who was my best friend and staunch supporter throughout my life.

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  7. Now this is a scary thought to me. Makes me wonder when the other shoe will drop so to speak. Life is good.

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  8. Jill and Lisa, I just thought the words were so meaningful.

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  9. I hadn't seen Grey's Anatomy in such a long time, but I saw that episode and it really stuck a chord with me too.

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  10. Kay, it was such a good, though sad, episode.

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  11. perspective is everything, isn't it? A powerful thought that stays with you (the quote, not my comment!)

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  12. Dawn, :<) But yours is pretty wise, as well!

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  13. A long time ago I learned what "terrible" can really mean. The GA words you share here are quite haunting. No wonder you've had them in your head all week. Love the Larsson banner by the way. So simple--and yet--so rich.

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  14. Tracey, if you go to the banner picture tab, there's a link where you can find more about the painter. His work is just as you said - simple and rich.

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