Tonight, for instance, Nora Ephron has passed. A women in just in her 70th year was someone whose vision became the foundation for the movies that changed a lot about the way I see the world. Who doesn't have a Harry in their life? Who didn't watch You Got Mail with such a sense of love for the city of New York? I was also forever altered during this movie when it was so eloquently described in a few words what it feels like to lose a parent.
This scene changed me:
It’s coming on Christmas. They’re cutting down trees. Do you know that Joni Mitchell song? “I wish I had a river I could skate away on”. Such a sad song! And not really about Christmas at all, but I was thinking about it tonight as I was decorating my Christmas tree, unwrapping funky ornaments made of Popsicle sticks, and missing my mother so much I almost couldn’t breathe.
And finally, Julie and Juila...a blogger's forever dream.
Thank you Nora for your mark that you left in my life and many others.