September 20


Dancing It Out, The True Gift of Friendship


This morning opened up with a great Op-Ed in The New York Times “Startling Adult Friendships – There Are Social and Political Benefits to Having Friends.”

To summarize, the piece hits upon how fewer adults feel connected and the importance of having those connections. It is those connections that make us real, vulnerable, wonderful.

I got to thinking. For me, television has always been a powerful and personal medium. Growing up, I could identify with the gay characters or the quirky types. I loved the powerful friendships that we saw. The friendship circle of The Golden Girls (four sassy seniors who pushed the envelope and dished out timeless zingers and commiserative cheesecake), the girls of Sex and the City (for any person who’d ever dealt with the trials and tribulations of living the single life), and Ryan and Seth from The OC (nerdy high-schooler and the outside loner who became a brother).

One of my favorite groups of friends or duos is Meredith and Cristina from Grey’s Anatomy. For many the show was about the love story of Meredith and McDreamy. For me, it is about the friendship between two powerful women. And when life got tough, they danced it out.

So think about the last time you reached out. Take a moment to be vulnerable and be your true self.

I have done enough talking. Check out one of my favorite scenes from Grey’s Anatomy. Meredith and Cristina dance it out.