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Had a sick day Friday afternoon, and started watching some of the show Enlightened. I didn't actually feel that show as a whole, but I'm glad I was able to see "The Ghost is Seen," an episode in Season Two.

The central character in this one is intensely shy, and the episode focuses on his starting a relationship.

The monologues that both open and end the episode are, I think, really powerful, addressing that it feels like to be shy and alone, pro and con, and then what it feels like to finally feel seen by someone...also pro and con.

They're both sandwiched in video here:

I'm introverted, but not so much shy. However, I've had a lot of shy friends and partners over the years, and found this really poignant.

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I hated being shy - I'm so glad that I'm not any more.

That said, from a different perspective from the one offered by that video (which is a very well-written monologue), it's really, really rewarding to connect with someone who's shy. It's just flattery, really - that this person reserves emotional connections for so few people, and you get to be one of those people - makes you feel special.

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