No matter how many plans we make, or steps we follow, we never know how our day is going to end up. We’d prefer to know, of course, what curveballs will be thrown our way. It’s the accidents that always turn out to be the most interesting parts of our day, of our life. The people we never expected to show up, the turn of events we never would’ve chosen for ourselves; all of a sudden, you find yourself somewhere you never expected to be, and it’s nice, or it takes some getting used to. Still, you know you’ll find yourself appreciating it somewhere down the line. So, you go to sleep each night, thinking about tomorrow, going over your plans, making your lists, and hoping that whatever accidents come your way will be happy ones.
Surgeons are detail oriented. We like statistics, checklists, and operating procedures. Our patients live because we enjoy following the steps. But as much as we love to always rely on the numbers, the plan, we know that some of the greatest medical discoveries have happened by accident. Mold, penicillin, poisonous tree bark, a cure for malaria, a little blue pill for high blood pressure. Impotence be damned. It’s hard for us to accept that it’s not always the hard work, or attention to detail, that’ll get us the answers we’re looking for. And sometimes we just have to sit back and wait for the accident.
There comes a point where it all becomes too much. When we get too tired to fight anymore so we give up. That’s when the real work begins. To find hope where there seems to be absolutely none at all. - Grey’s Anatomy
Lily:Peter stares at my boobs when we talk. He starts at my face, but then somewhere along the way, he gets distracted and ends up on my boobs. I love guys - I love them. But I've tried my whole life to avoid the boob-staring guy. Biology even helped me by making me scary to most men. But now, one of my boyfriend's best friend is that guy. And I don't think that I need to apologize for the fact that the only person I want staring at my boobs is you.
James:Boobs... really, you're making this about boobs?