Everyone is remembering and thinking of Nora Ephron today. I have honestly known her more for her movies than her writing, but plan to pick up or download a collection of her essays after reading so much about them today.
This is one of my favorites so far. Just goes to show you that everything happens for a reason. I can’t wait to read more, but think I may have to savor them a bit.
One of my all-time favorite movies is You’ve Got Mail, which was written by Nora and her sister. At that point in time when there still was no Facebook and Twitter but the Internet was rapidly growing, Nora picked up on the new way relationships were forming online. I remember growing up trying to sneak online to instant message with friends, muffling the moaning and buzzing modem with a pillow so my mom wouldn’t hear it.
I rarely watch movies repeatedly, but this is one that I have on DVD on will watch over and over. What’s not to love? Daisies. A project that needs tweaking. F-O-X. Bouquets of sharpened pencils. (One of my favorite lines.) And the way he puts his hand over her mouth to help her from saying something she will regret. (I need one of those.) The movie shows how sometimes, the nothingness in life, our most mundane thoughts and whims, can mean more than the big somethings we tend to focus on.
“Through the internet?”
“Let me guess: You’ve got mail.”
“Those are very powerful words.“