Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Deep Breath

I have the best family ever! Sometimes I can get so caught up in things that I just need people to verbally slap me back to what matters. Skyping with my dad and reading my sister's supportive comments helped me relax a lot, so thanks guys! I'm going to do my best to not be conflicted and I'm just going to focus on what's important instead of constantly staining myself to keep up with everyone else.

I ended up watching "You've Got Mail" while waiting for my laundry to get done today, and it just reminded me how much I LOVE Tom Hanks and Meg Ryan, and the two of them in romantic comedies! I'm such a hopeless romantic and they're not helping me get cured of that, but it's okay!

[Once I read a story about a butterfly in the subway and today I saw one.
It got on at 42nd and off at 59th, where I assume it was going to Bloomingdales to buy a hat that will turn out to be a mistake. As almost all hats are. ]
-Kathleen Kelly (Meg Ryan)

[Sometimes I wonder about my life. I lead a small life. Well, valuable, but small.
And sometimes I wonder, do I do it because I like it? Or because I haven't been brave?
So much of what I see reminds me of what I read in a book, when shouldn't it be the other way around? ]
-Kathleen Kelly (Meg Ryan)

[Do you ever feel you become the worst version of yourself?
That a Pandora's box of all the secret, hateful parts - your arrogance, your spite, your condescension - has sprung open. Someone provokes you and instead of just smiling and moving on, you zing them.
"Hello, it's Mr. Nasty".
I'm sure you have no idea what I'm talking about.

No, I know what you mean and I'm completely jealous. What happens to me when I'm provoked is that I get tongue tied, my mind goes blank. Then I spend all night tossing and turning trying to figure out what I should have said. Even now, I can't figure it out.

Wouldn't it be wonderful if I could pass all my zingers to you and then I would never behave badly and you could behave badly all the time, and we'd both be happy. But then on the other hand, I must warn you, that when you finally have the pleasure of saying the things you mean to say the moment you mean to say it, remorse inevitably follows. ]
- Joe Fox to Kathleen Kelly to Joe Fox (Tom Hanks and Meg Ryan)

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