Wednesday, January 27, 2010


I don't watch a lot of television. I am not sure why, but vegetating infront of the telly is just not something that I do. There are some programmes that I absolutely have to watch but that's about it. One of those programmes is Grey's Anatomy. I absolutely love that show and am so glad that it's back on.

Monday's episode really left me quite rattled. It was all about grief and the stages one goes through when going through a loss or grieving period. Greys always appeals to my emotions, i'm not sure why. There are always profound quotes and experiences that really get me thinking. The end of Monday's episode where the cast were narrating what grief is and how it affectsa human being really got my emotions running:

*Grief may be a thing we all have in common, but it looks different on everyone.

It isn't just death we have to grieve. It's life. It's loss. It's change.

And when we wonder why it has to suck so much sometimes, has to hurt so bad. The thing we gotta try to remember is that it can turn on a dime.

That's how you stay alive. When it hurts so much you can't breathe, that's how you survive.

By remembering that one day, somehow, impossibly, you won't feel this way. It won't hurt this much.

Grief comes in its own time for everyone, in its own way.

So the best we can do, the best anyone can do, is try for honesty.

The really crappy thing, the very worst part of grief is that you can't control it.

The best we can do is try to let ourselves feel it when it comes.

And let it go when we can.

The very worst part is that the minute you think you're past it, it starts all over again.

And always, every time, it takes your breath away.

There are five stages of grief. They look different on all of us, but there are always five.


And that's when I started to cry.....

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cassey said...

I find it hard to cry, so for me watching Grey's has always helped...glad to see it helps others too.

angel said...

It is a process, and recognising that you are going through it is a big step.

Blue Sunflower said...

Cassey - these days im an emotional wreck and tend to cry at the most strangest of times....

Angel - thanks for the message....