I do mean it when I say I need you. ‘Cause I’m lonely. You think I’m lying, don’t you?
Nobody ever lies about being lonely.
~From Here to Eternity~
Good morning! I hope you are having a great Saturday! Sorry for the delay; I’m having computer problems! It’s no fun, but it’s better than the ‘plumbing’ problems I had during the 100DaysofBones project (to clarify…they were actual pipes and plumbing problems like Booth…not that he or I ever had to wear diapers!). The point is, I had to re-write this post this morning from memory.
Thanks to each one who has commented here for Eventually Week. I’m having a great time! Yesterday, we discussed what we want to see ‘beyond eventually’. I loved everyone’s responses, because for one thing, it made me glad to know I’m not the only one.
On the flip side, I think it’s worth taking a look at where we are now and what it will take to get us there, from ‘here’ to ‘eventually’, so to speak.
Because…the reality is that it sometimes seems as if we’re further away from eventually than ever. There’s this strange inevitability occurring in current BONES episodes, and I find it very legitimate. When Booth says he needed to find someone who was going to love him for 30,40,50 years, Brennan says, “I know”. She understood completely. She wanted to know if they could still work together, and Booth said yes. But, I believe, that for a long time, she knew. She completely knew that one day, Booth would find someone to love, someone else to spend his special moments with, someone who would take more of his time. I don’t want to get into much more of that yet (we’ll get there…eventually, haha, okay, one day next week), but the point is that the reality of that is realistic.
But where does that leave us in terms of ‘everything happens eventually’? I’m not just talking about the ‘and beyond’ from yesterday…I’m talking about even getting to that single moment, the turning point where eventually is even a possibility.
What’s it going to take?
In the past, we’ve talked about how the series is called “BONES” for a reason. Pay Sayan said it best, ‘The series is ‘about Brennan, as seen from the perspective of Booth’. Hence, the title (her, using his name for her.) So our entry to the story, our tour guide, our emotional center, is Booth.’
I loved that. I think that makes a lot of sense. It also makes sense in the way that we’ve talked about how it might come down to the fact that in the end, Brennan will be the one to ‘save’ Booth. What does that mean? It means that my heart will break because in some way Booth will need saving. Ouch.
I am not sure whether eventually depends on there not being any more obstacles in Booth and Brennan’s way or in the finally, once and for all, determining what the obstacles are, confronting them, and working through them together. Thoughts from you?
What obstacles are in their way? I’ll tell you one. I think Brennan will never, ever get in the way of what she considers to be Booth’s happiness. I think it would take a lot…a big time ‘sign from the universe’ for Booth to really put himself out there again.
I think, like the beginning of this post, that Brennan will come to terms with the difference between being lonely and alone. I think there’s an absolute reality to the idea that before Brennan knew Booth, she wasn’t lonely. She may have been alone, but not lonely. Being with Booth makes her lonely. It’s a paradox, but it’s true. She’s with him, and others, more than ever, but then it just makes the times when she is alone all the more glaring. Does that make sense?
Of course, this is all just general terms. Once again, if you know something I don’t…don’t tell me!
See you tomorrow,
Peace, Love & Bones,