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Someday, we’ll be together …


I was recently encouraged to–and did–watch “The Big Bang Theory.” (There’s a strong line of Aspergers in my family and the show provides a lovely reminder that some folks cannot read social cues–something my child self and all-my-life self knows well.) I loved the show–much more than I thought I would. Truly did.

After watching TBBT, I was also encouraged to watch ‘Young Sheldon,” which I’m doing now.

For those who’ve watched “The Big Bang Theory” through to the end, I found the end of the end of season 2 of “Young Sheldon” (shown in the clip below) sooooo sweet and touching. The final scene is such a great reminder that we don’t know what we don’t know until we know it. Sheldon the child doesn’t know what lies ahead for him in life; whereas, we, the viewers, do. We know he finds friendship and love and community.

To see Young Sheldon in this scene with his unique flavor of social isolation (which he normally doesn’t mind) feel sad, lonely and without friends with which to share the joy of listening to the Nobel Prize announcements (at 5:30 a.m., no less) …

And to hear the Adult Sheldon voice-over saying, “In that moment, I felt like a neutrino–destined to be alone forever.”

And then we, the viewers, are reminded of what lies ahead for him as the Adult Sheldon then says, “Thankfully, I was wrong.”

Brought a tear to my eye, it did.

Someday, we’ll be together — yes, we will; yes, we will.





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