My daughter is about to turn 13 and I’ve been smoking a lot recently, and so – in the wee small hours, when my lungs feel like there’s a small mouse inside them, scratching to get out – I’ve thought about writing her one of those “Now I’m Dead, Here’s My Letter Of…
May you have the hindsight to know where you’ve been. The foresight to know where you are going. And the insight to know when you have gone too far.
Patients say it all the time: “Tell me straight up, I just want to know what’s going on, tell me I can handle it.” We don’t dodge your questions because we’re mean. We do it because when you say you want the truth, you have no idea what you’re talking about.
— Meredith Grey (Season9, Ep.20-She’s Killing Me) (via greysanatomylifelesson)