07 January, 2014

Of Putting Yourself Out There

You know when Meredith Grey said, ‘Pick me, choose me, love me’ I said ‘Good for you! You go girl... standing up for yourself and all’ but I also heard another mean little voice in me saying, ‘ahem, needy much?’

But now I realise that she wanted Derek to pick her, not because she wasn’t a strong, independent girl who was perfectly capable of becoming as great as or even bigger a legend than her mother but because Derek was the only one who seemed capable of dissipating the ‘dark and twisty’ that her life was at that point.

Derek made her happy in more ways than one, like no one could before.

And not wanting to let that go, wanting him to know what a big difference he made to her life, wanting to return the same love, to give him the life he deserves - the life with the babies, the family-thing and the works - I understand that. That’s not needy. That's just you having the courage to put yourself out there for the sake of a chance at happiness.  



"If I lay here, if I just lay here, will you lie with me and forget the world"

It takes courage to ask that of someone. And that is not needy. Not even a little bit.

P.S: Grey's Anatomy might be a chickflick for a lot of people but I swear I have learnt more about real life from it than anything else. It's all about what you take away from something.


21 comments:

  1. It is definitely not needy. It takes a lot of guts to admit to "yourself" how much you loved a person and how much you want them now as well.... I love some of the life lesson quotes from the Grey's Anatomy! :)

    :) Keep Strong!

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    1. Always first to comment, love you for that Laddu <3

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  2. I remember that episode so clearly. The way Mer says "Pick me, Choose me, Love Me" .. her expression, her tone. everything. That was so heart touching and like it happens in real life, she regrets it later for putting herself out there in the vulnerability.. GA is more real than any other tv soap out there. It touches so many nerve points in us.. We feel like the script was written down for us. I love it, and reading this makes me download all the previous seasons and watch them again. :)

    Defiant Princess
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    1. It was SO heart-rending considering she is not that kind of person and yet she took that chance :) Glad you like it too, Princess...

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  3. Not a big fan of the series, but I liked what you mentioned in the last line. It all depends on what you choose to see and learn and what you choose to take from it. That is what matters :-)

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    1. Exactly, a lot of goings-on and twists don't go down well with me but I take away a lot from the show in terms of people and life.

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  4. Amen Sister!
    GA is more like a holy grail to me.
    Not one episode goes by without a box of tissues near me.

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    1. Thank you for commenting, I LOVE YOUR BLOG :D

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  5. Meredith Grey, she's one of my favorite.

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  6. It takes a lot of courage to show your vulnerabilities. But you know what, that's how we make connections in the end. It's something I''m trying to do :) You've got to watch Brene Brown's TED talk on The power of vulnerability.

    Never really followed Grey's completely but you are making me change my mind...might reconsider it in future...

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    1. YOU ARE SO PRETTY PB!! But wait, I'll mail you to tell you that in person.

      So true, and I'm definitely looking that up.

      Try a couple of episodes, you might end up being an addict :)

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    2. Lol...thank you lovely! :) Yes, I 'came out' with my photo late last year...

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  7. Thanks a lot for this post. I can't thank you enough. Seriously.

    I was watching Grey's anatomy but dint watch this episode.. I love your blog.. :) :)

    Keep writing :) :)

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  8. You know the best part of Grey's Anatomy...These true lines at the end of every episode.
    AH!!

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  9. Another Grey's fan here:p
    Cried like a baby when he picked Addison over her

    xx
    Hopelessly Hopeful
    http://welcometomypartypeople.blogspot.in/

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    1. More of my kind! :) Me too, even though I consider myself too old for it, I could care less and still bawl like a baby :P Especially when Lexie..you know.. :/

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  10. I swear! This show is not a DilMilGaye thing although people keep mistaking it for one :/ Love, loss, betrayal, marriage, parents, history blahblah, they're real people, real problems and real backstories and I love this show to death.
    This scene had me sobbing into my hands and the vulnerability on her face... You're right, it's not about being needy. It's about letting down your walls and being brave enough to ask for what you want. x

    http://thisistherealitarin.blogspot.com/2014/01/barren.html

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    1. You lost me at DilMilGaye but yes, as real as it gets. Thanks for dropping by, Nirati! :)

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