For years, I was riveted to watching Grey’s Anatomy every Thursday night no matter how late Channel Seven shows it. Believe me, the number of times they change timeslots can do your head in. Beneath all the medical trauma and drama of Grey’s, the core element that I love in this show is the friendship between the characters of Meredith and Cristina. Theirs is a relationship that transcends consciousness. They’re Yin to each others Yang. They complete each other’s sentences. Heck, they often talk in parallel conversations. When one talks about what bothered her that day, the other talks about her own day. There is no obligation to even listen to the other. Just having someone to be with was enough for them. They are both so needy of each other yet so completely whole on their own. If you know what I mean. No? Oh bummer! Read on…
Here’s a typical conversation between Grey’s Anatomy’s Meredith and Cristina (source Wikipedia) ~
Cristina: The clinic has a policy. They wouldn’t let me confirm my appointment unless I designated an emergency contact person. Someone to be there in case and…to help me home after. Anyway I put your name down, that’s why I told you I’m pregnant. You’re my person.
Meredith: I am?
Cristina: Yeah, you are. Whatever.
Cristina: He dumped me.[Meredith hugs Cristina] You realize this constitutes hugging?
Meredith: Shut up, I’m your person.
There is no mention of Cristina’s pregnancy in Meredith’s reply. The latter took it casually sans any drama. It’s a fact. There is no need to go all falsely “concerned” and be overly profusely patronizing. Oh how I love how these two…think!
She is Meredith to my Cristina
In this lifetime of mine, I have my very own Meredith
Whom I do not hesitate to call when I am feeling bereft
She is my Emergency Contact in all my forms
She is my signature witness in all my loans
She is my guarantor for life and my reference for work
So two months ago, I invited her to come along
To spend some quality time with me alone
Away from the hustle and bustle of everyday drone
Without thinking, without any kind of pause
“Yeah sure” is her prompt riposte
So off into the day and night we escaped
It didn’t really matter what stories we shared
Being together was enough to infuse and suffuse
Our profuse love for the other
With all my heart and soul, I wish to THANK YOU my sweet sister
For all our frays and forays for always
I just want to take this moment to shine bright rays
On your amazing gift of friendship love this 21 years
For sure, I look forward to our golden years
You are amazing and awesome and all sorts of superlative adjective
Always remember that your place in my heart
Will forever be secure and kept warm with all my might