Sunday, July 26, 2015

Seven Years Later



(Leaving this here because it sounds a lot better than anything I've tried to type today.)

"Nobody's memory is perfect or complete. We jumble things up. We lose track of time. We are in one place... then another and it all feels like one long, inescapable moment. So, what does it mean? What do we take away? Which pieces will haunt us? Hurt us? End us? Inspire us? It's just like my mother used to say, the carousel never stops turning. You can't get off." - Meredith Grey

Meredith Grey is right, as usual. The carousel never stops turning, and you can't get off, and I'm really tired of chasing the same thoughts round to the same conclusion. But that's life, and even though it doesn't seem like it, the carousel does take you somewhere new in the end.

I do wish though, that it didn't feel so much like my story is all wrapped up, neat and tidy, and complete. I wish it didn't feel like it revolved around one single plot that has already run its course. My head knows I'm wrong to feel this way, but my heart hasn't quite caught up. Even now.

2 comments:

  1. There is always an appropriate Meredith Grey quote!

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  2. i like to think of life as a book series rather than a single book. so maybe the story of the first one really is all wrapped up, neat and tidy, but there's always the next one. in my experience, the second book is always a bit of a let down after the first. you fall in love with the characters in the first one. you get caught up in a plot that left you wanting more. the second book is usually more subtle. the ups are not as high, and the downs aren't quite as low. there are definitely parts that make you smile, parts that you bookmark and read over so many times that they are imprinted into your heart. and there are parts that hit you harder than you thought possible from a book two. you have to adjust to losing some of the old characters and open your mind enough to accept these new ones that just come waltzing into a narrative that has already started and maybe next time be on time thankyouverymuch. second books plod along for a while but are a great bridge from the events that start the ball rolling to the rest of the series when the ball already has momentum. (i am mixing metaphors i think.) everyone knows, though, that the third book is always the best. and maybe it's because book two built it up or maybe it's because it really is just that awesome, but everything becomes worth it in the third book.

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