Hello and Happy Friday around the world! I just have to say I think it is so cool the many different countries that are represented by BONES fans, including those that hang out here at Bones Theory.
Back when I started as a fan (winter of 2007 was when I watched my first episode, but March of 2008 is when I created a login and joined the Fox website community called The BoneYard. That site doesn’t exist in the same way, so sometimes it’s affectionately called the Old BoneYard or OBY), I was like a sponge—I was just trying to absorb as much BONES information as possible. There were people who had been members for months/years longer than me, and that was sort of intimidating. In the meantime, I was struggling with my career as a teacher; I know I’ve mentioned that before, so I won’t go into it again and again…except to say this: Graft in the Girl is probably THE episode in the entire series that absolutely inspired me and changed my life.
It sounds melodramatic, but the episode DID inspire me greatly. I suppose it was a tipping point (if you’ve read The Tipping Point by Malcolm Gladwell, that is what I mean)…the one thing in a culmination of things that made me really stop and think “what am I doing with my life?”
I loved Amy Cullen’s passion and her optimism toward life—the episode always makes me cry at the passion and the loss of potential (and her parents’ sadness), combined with her being able to experience something amazing because Angela uses her talents for good. I wasn’t bad at teaching, and I used my talents for good, but I wasn’t passionate about it. Over the next few months, I realized I didn’t need to be passionate about my job, but (for me), having a passionate life, and the ability to be creative for fun (vs. trying to plan lessons that were almost always met with ‘this sucks’) was the answer. And it has worked. But I really do credit this episode as being instrumental in giving me the confidence to make that change.
So there’s that!
Here is your B&B of the Day.
The “It’s so cute the way they argue bicker” B&B
From The Graft in the Girl: Season One