What Nora Ephron Said She Would Miss

A sweet list…

Pilgrim on a Long, Long Journey

Nora Ephron, who, of course wrote the classic film, You’ve Got Mail, fought a long battle with leukemia and in her last book, a memoir, had a list of all she would miss. The book was called I Remember Nothing: and Other Relections. Nick was her husband and the Author of Goodfellas. Incidentally, it’s apple rhubarb pie that I really love, speaking of last misses.

  1. “My kids
  2. Nick
  3. Spring
  4. Fall
  5. Waffles
  6. The concept of waffles
  7. Bacon
  8. A walk in the park
  9. The idea of a walk in the park
  10. The park
  11. Shakespeare in the Park
  12. The bed
  13. Reading in bed
  14. Fireworks
  15. Laughs
  16. The view out the window
  17. Twinkle lights
  18. Butter
  19. Dinner at home just the two of us
  20. Dinner with friends
  21. Dinner with friends in cities where none of us lives
  22. Paris
  23. Next year in Istanbul
  24. Pride and Prejudice
  25. The Christmas tree
  26. Thanksgiving dinner
  27. One for the…

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Oh That Dialogue

“Real life is sometimes boring, rarely conclusive and boy, does the dialogue need work.” Sarah Rees Brennan, an Irish writer.

Dialogue? Whoa.

In the family in which I was raised, so as to skirt reality and confuse we used ambiguous pronouns. They were ambiguous because no one had the slightest idea who we referred to with those words.

I still do it now, but less so with more self awareness. As someone once said, the greatest defect in communication is the belief that it happened.

Needs work…