“I was eloquent. Shit!”

We watch a lot of movies in our home, and they are often ones that we already know backwards and forwards. I’ve always preferred “popping in a movie” to playing music, and I think it’s just because my mind wanders too much when I’m alone with music. I start cleaning my home, I put on an album that I’ve been wanting to listen to, and next thing I know I’m regretting something that I did in eighth grade, and wanting to reactivate my Facebook so that I can re-friend all of those people that I un-friended in tenth grade. It makes no sense, but it’s my reality. So, when I need noise, I know that I can count on my favorite movies to fill the space, and carry my mind into that movie world that feels so, so good.

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You’ve Got Mail is one of them. It has my favorite holidays, my favorite times of the year, lines that are applicable in every day life, and a soundtrack that sticks with me. It has Kathleen Kelly’s wardrobe that I can identify with. It has a children’s bookstore decorated with twinkle lights and stuffed Arthurs and Madelines on the bookstore shelves. It has joy, and warmth and the movie feels like a warm blanket. It has Kathleen Kelly crawling into bed with her shoes on — a part that always made my mom cringe.

This movie sets me straight.

β€œWhen you read a book as a child, it becomes a part of your identity in a way that no other reading in your whole life does.”

“Happy Thanksgiving, back.”

“I gotta go get some eucalyptus candles, ’cause they make my apartment smell moss-ay.”

“Whatever else anything is, it ought to begin by being personal.”

 

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One thought on ““I was eloquent. Shit!”

  1. It’s true. I watched it recently with Carl and it STILL makes me cringe. Who DOES that??!!! Aaarrghhhhh!!!! 😣😣😣😣

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