“We can ignore it all we want, but our history always comes back to haunt us.
Some people believe that without history our lives amount to nothing. At some point we all have to choose. Do we fall back on what we know? Or do we step forward to something new? It’s hard not to be haunted by our past. Our history is what shapes us… what guides us. Our history resurfaces time after time, after time. So we have to remember sometimes the most important history is the history we’re making today.” Grey’s anatomy Season 3 episode 20

People have scars in all sorts of unexpected places, like secret road maps of their personal histories, diagrams of all their old wounds. Most of our old wounds heal, leaving nothing behind but a scar, but some of them don’t. Some wounds we carry with us everywhere and though the cuts long gone, the pain still lingers.

What’s worse? New wounds which are so horribly painful or old wounds that should’ve healed years ago and never did? Maybe our old wounds teach us something, they remind us where we’ve been and what we’ve overcome, they teach us lessons about what to avoid in the future. That’s what we like to think, but that’s not the way it is, is it? Somethings you just have to learn over and over and over again.

Grey’s anatomy season 3 episode 18


There are medical miracles. Being worshippers at the alter of science, we don’t like to believe miracles exist, but they do. Things happen. We can’t explain them. We can’t control them, but they do happen.

At the end of a day like this, a day when so many prayers are answered, and so many aren’t… we take our miracles where we find them. We reach across the gap, and sometimes against all odds, against all logic, we touch.

Grey’s anatomy season 3 episode 17

Disappearances happen in science. Disease can suddenly fade away. Tumors go missing. We open someone up to discover the cancer is gone. It’s unexplained, it’s rare, but it happens. We call it misdiagnosis, say we never saw it in the first place, any explanation but the truth. That life is full of vanishing acts. If something that we didn’t know we had disappears, do we miss it?

Like I said, disappearances happen, pains go phantom, life stops running, and people…people fade away. There’s more I have to say…so much more, but I disappeared.

Grey’s anatomy season 3 episode 15-16

We cut ourselves off from hoping for the best because too many times the best doesn’t happen. But every now and then something extraordinary occurs and suddenly best case scenarios seem possible. And every now and then something amazing happens, and against our better judgment we start to have hope.

But, inevitably, there are times when you find yourself in the worst case scenario. When the worst case scenario comes true, clinging to hope is all we’ve got left.

Grey’s anatomy season 3 episode 14

No one believes that their life will turn out just kind of okay. We all think we are going to be great. Expectations of the trails we will blaze, the people we will help, the difference we will will make Great expectations of who we will be, where we will go. and then we get there…

We all think we’re going to be great and we feel a little bit robbed when our expectations aren’t met. But sometimes our expectations sell us short. Sometimes the expected simply pales in comparison to the unexpected. You got to wonder why we cling to our expectations, because the expected is just what keeps us steady. Standing. Still. The expected’s just the beginning. The unexpected is what changes our lives.

Grey’s anatomy season 3 episode 13
“Many people don’t know that the human eye has a blind spot in its field of vision. There is a part of the world that we are literally blind to. The problem is, sometimes our blind spots shield us from things that really shouldn’t be ignored. Sometimes our blind spots keep our lives bright and shiny.
When it comes to our blind spots, maybe our brains aren’t compensating. Maybe they’re protecting us.”

Grey’s anatomy season 3 episode 8

Staring at the Sun

“There are times when even the best of us have trouble with commitment, and we may be surprised by the commitments we’re willing to let slip out of our grasp. Commitments are complicated. We may surprise ourselves by the commitments we’re willing to make. True commitment, takes effort, and sacrifice. Which is why sometimes, we have to learn the hard way, to choose our commitments very carefully.”

Grey’s anatomy season 3 episode 6

Let the angels commit

“First, do no harm. But harm happens and then guilt happens. And there is no oath for how to deal with that. Guilt never goes anywhere on its own, it brings its friends - doubt and insecurity.
First, Do no harm. Easier said than done. We can take all the oaths in the world, but the fact is most of us do harm all the time. Sometimes even when we’re trying to help we do more harm than good. And then the guilt rears its ugly head. What you do with that guilt is up to you. We’re left with a choice. Either let the guilt throw you back into the behavior that got you into trouble in the first place, or learn from the guilt and do your best to move on.”

Grey’s anatomy season 3 episode 5

Oh the quilt

“Most of our fantasies dissolve when we wake, banished to the back of our mind, but sometimes we’re sure if we try hard enough— we can live the dream.
The fantasy is simple. Pleasure is good, and twice as much pleasure is better. That pain is bad, and no pain is better. But the reality is different. The reality is that pain is there to tell us something. And there’s only so much pleasure we can take without getting a stomach ache. And maybe that’s okay. Maybe some fantasies are only supposed to live in our dreams.”

Grey’s anatomy season 3 episode 3

Sometimes a fantasy

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