I was oddly moved by this heartfelt conversation from Masters of Sex (Season 3 Ep 2). When a woman cannot conceive, especially when an heir to the throne is needed, it’s a national tragedy. It’s even worse for the couple involved as the pressure is coming from all around them.
“The tubes have already been permanently damaged.”
“There is nothing more that can be done?”
“I’m so sorry.”
Mei Tachibana was once a regular girl who enjoyed hanging out with her friends. But after a traumatic incident where all her so-called friends suddenly turned their backs on her, Mei’s idea of friendship changed forever.
Even though I only feel warmth at those times, the moment I leave, I start to get cold again, and I fear that even my heart will turn to ice
In order to stop herself from ever going through the same awful experience again, she decides to stay away from people as much as possible, and ideally, to never make any friends ever again. Continue reading “Say I love you”
As I lay laughing today at the latest gag from Family Guy, I realized something nice. I am an innately happy person. I am trying to remember the times where I was sad – like really sad. Depressed. Down. But the furthest I can go are times when I was desolated and downhearted and angry – but they never last for more than a few moments and they go away, like clouds pushed by wind after a short summer storm.
So I started thinking – do I do this on purpose? Am I actively working every moment to be happy? Or is this something I do unconsciously?
If you want to relive “Before Midnight”, “Before Sunset” and “Before Sunrise” without looking at Ethan Hawke, have a look at “Before we go”. A woman misses the last train home that can take her to her husband before her marriage falls apart and she ends up talking and having a great night with a busker playing in the subway. A totally adorable rom-com.
Brooke Dalton: It’s possible, isn’t it? It’s possible that you could meet somebody who’s perfect for you even though you’re committed to somebody else.
Nick Vaughan: No, no, see, I think if you’re committed to somebody, you don’t allow yourself to find perfection in someone else.
Got great news! After being single for what seems to be an eternity and refusing to lower my standards, I have finally met someone!
It is tough, it is very tough to get to like someone. I have tried sites like e-Harmony (but refused to pay for the expensive service) and after literally going on blind dates (they don’t show you the profile pics if you are not paying), I decided to give it a miss. The dates I picked on personality were totally lacking in the physical department! And while I tried to fool myself into thinking that personality means more than looks, I could not imagine sharing a bed with any of the men I met.