I have to say…Bones Theory pals…you rock the party. I also wanted to mention again that I do read every comment and I love every comment that comes through these posts, even though I pretty much never manage to get into the discussion. Please know that your comments and discussions spur other posts for me; I try to mention that when I can, but I don’t always do that.
I used to teach high school English, and just the other day, I was thinking about how this blog sort of reminds me of those days…in a good way. I loved being able to toss out an idea and have people write about them. What I love so much about this is that I don’t actually have to grade anything! Hahaha. It’s the best of both worlds, my friends. It really is. You would all get As, though…just so you know.
But okay…back to today’s question. I wrote my review of The Body in the Bag (ps…anyone else think the title was kind of strange? I was sort of expecting a body…you know, IN a bag!) and asked a few questions at the end…including this one:
Will Hannah be able to trust Booth enough to believe him and not dig deeper?
And last night on Twitter, I asked a general question… “Does Booth trust Brennan? And…should he?”
I didn’t get a lot of answers to the first question on GMMR , and the awesome responses I received to the second question on Twitter encouraged me to want to ask all of you the same questions.
So…we’ve got that, and now a third question for you to consider today as well.
Does Brennan trust Booth so much that she is accepts his behavior as correct at all times?
This is a hard question to ask, because I think it deals with Brennan’s self-esteem and the idea that Booth has somehow been manipulative toward her…and I really do not intend to imply that. Yet…I just have this feeling that Brennan trusts Booth almost implicitly when it comes to matters of relationships and the heart. What he says, she will accept as the truth, because she is not the expert in that area. Does this make sense? And so…even if Booth makes a mistake, she still trusts him enough to believe he’s right. Yes? No? Maybe so?
Ah…I feel like ALL THREE of these questions make my brain want to explode. That’s where you come in. Help me keep my brain matter in my head, will you?
Peace, Love & Bones,
Just a little more about me, I work for a global telecom strategist corporation, and I like my job for the most part, but it just takes a lot of my time. I work about 50 hours a week and commute 45 minute each way, so usually that means early mornings and sometimes late nights. There are days I come home from work and pretty much crawl into bed with my laptop (not a euphemism) to blog (also…not a euphemism). Ha. I love doing it; this isn’t meant as some sort of confession. I’m just saying if it appears that I sort of post and then disappear…well, that’s why. So I’m very thankful to each one who comments…who literally keep the site what it is with insightful and as we’ve discussed before both rational&emotional expressions. I love that there’s no shame in squeeing or science (and a lot of other things) here, you know?
I’m also very thankful for people who help me by writing posts when I ask them to. That is undoubtedly the main reason BT stays open for business every day.
So that’s where you come in. I have a new idea for a series of posts, and I’d like your help. It’s a series called 5×500, where I will present a prompt and ask five of you to respond in 500 words or less (you’ll have a week’s notice to reply back to me). All five responses will be combined into one posting, and then we can see how people have responded, and the rest of us can comment. IF you are interested in being one of the 5×500 writers, click here and sign up, and then come back here and comment on trust! To avoid spam posts, I have made that post password protected. The password is the first name of our favorite genius forensic anthropologist, all in lowercase.