Monthly Archives: June 2011

>Shades of Grey

>What’s Playing on the iPod right now: “In the Closet” – Micheal Jackson
What I am reading now: “Silver Sparrow” – Tayari Jones

So, I finally got around to watching the season finale of Grey’s Anatomy.  Overall good understated season ending.  (You can’t very well top a man shooting up the hospital.)  I’m not going to go in depth about the various story lines but one thing that stuck out to me is the issue of grey.  As in, there is right, wrong and the murky grey area in between.  I thought about my own morale code and I find that I live in the land of grey.   I totally got Meredith’s logic in tampering with the clinical trial to get the Chief’s wife the drug.  I failed to see the wisdom in her husband,  Derek,deciding that she doesn’t know right from wrong and leaving her.  Wait……..What?  Where they do that at? 

I get it.  Yes, it is wrong to kill.  Very black and white.  Killing is wrong so you don’t do it.  But if your life if threatened or the lives of your loved ones, killing is self defense and therefore, okay.  Very grey.

I would surmise that most things in life are grey.  Those people that choose to live in the black and white (right or wrong) hold themselves and others to an impossible standard. 

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