Good morning, and happy Friday!
One thing I love about Bones Theory is that the discussions inspire me. Just when I think I will never be able to come up with something else to write about– or if I think I know what I want to write about– a discussion will happen, and I’ll change my mind or be inspired again, etc. If any of you are writers or considering writing or if you are blogging or considering that, I can’t encourage you enough to let other people help you. Sometimes, for me at least, as a writer, I want to keep everything to myself–that never works. Sharing always expands an idea…it almost never reduces it. It doesn’t seem to make sense…after all, if I give half of something to someone else, I’m left with half, right? Yet, in my experience, when it comes to writing, or creative ideas, sharing with other people always leads to bigger things.
Oookay! Haha, enough of that. The point is that this morning’s question stemmed from some of the discussions that have occured this week, all the way back to last week’s MAQ. And now I’m wondering this…what is it that makes Booth happy?
Is it his job? Does putting away bad guys make him happy, or (based on the end of the pilot), does it just absolve him of guilt? Not that this can’t make him happy–Does that absolution (or lack of guilt) make him happy?
Is it his family? Is it sports? Is it the idea of something bigger than him–God or fate or whatever, that might have a purpose for his life?
Is it Brennan? Is it love? Is it knowing that he’s right about something?
When have we seen Booth truly happy? If never, then what might it take to make him happy? Is it something he can make happen, or is it something he needs to accept already exists?
Peace, Love & Bones,
PS…see you tomorrow for part two of the scene study, and the next round of “Rock the Vote 2011” will occur on Sunday! I’m happy to report that out of the thousands of votes, not a single one of us voted for the end scene of Bones That Weren’t. Yay us!