A Sentiment

God knew what He was doing when He sent a gentle breeze and brought a lovely butterfly to set my heart at ease. The happiness of your friendship and the gentleness of your words have touched my life in special ways and now I feel assured. Thank you for your loyalty and for reading everyday. I only hope you find things to make a happy day.

Wednesday, June 27, 2012

I'll Have What She's Having.....

TV on this morning...watching the Today show in bed. Waiting for word on Ann Curry's departure and feeling so badly about that, when the crawl at the bottom of the screen told of Nora Ephron's death at 71. What a loss for women in particular. She spoke for us in her funny, funny way. I have read most of her books throughout my adulthood and her movies are such favorites of mine. The last book I read was "I FEEL BAD ABOUT MY NECK" I laughed till I cried when I read this one. It dealt with women of a " certain age" dealing with the tribulations of maintainance, menopause, empty nests and just life itself....written with this wry sense of humor that made her so wonderful. The last movie I saw was "JULIE AND JULIA" A really clever film about Julia Child...another of my favorites. She found humor in just about everything. She made women feel like they weren't the only ones going through a particular problem in life. Taught us to laugh at ourselves and find humor in the everyday things in our lives.They say she was joking right up to the end.  I loved every book and film that she created....and I can't say that about anyone else. She made her way through a male dominated industry without losing her femininity and wit. I always think of her as a women's writer...a writer for smart women about smart women. Her movies were loved by all....men and women. She'll be missed by me...one of her biggest fans.  
One of the funniest lines in "WHEN HARRY MET SALLY"...."I'll have what she's having....."
Balisha

6 comments:

Barbee' said...

I remember that scene and line, it was hilarious!

Gatsbys Gardens said...

Favorite writer who made romantic fantasy seem like real life. I am going to try to find Heartburn again about her marriage to Carl Bernstein.

Eileen

One Woman's Journey - a journal being written from Woodhaven - her cottage in the woods. said...

Thank Balisha for sharing my heartfelt words....

Zoey said...

I agree, Balisha, that was a funny line!

I first discovered her when I read the book about her broken marriage to Carl Bernstein. When the movie came out, DH and I were just dating and we drove for 1.5 hours to have dinner and see that movie.

May she rest in peace.

Margie's Musings said...

I loved "When Harry Met Sally" and "Sleepless in Seattle". Her screenplays were so funny. I also loved "you've Got Mail".

Thanks for reminding me.

Barbara said...

Yes did make one laugh.