Tuesday, July 3, 2012

Something Poignant by Nora Ephron

Oscar-nominated screenwriter Nora Ephron, known for romantic comedies When Harry Met Sally and Sleepless in Seattle .   (May 19, 1941 – June 26, 2012) was an American filmaker, director, producer, screenwriter, novelist, playwright, journalist, author and blogger.  

Nora Ephron: What I'll miss, what I won't miss

In an extract from her latest book published in the Guardian earlier this year, writer and film-maker Nora Ephron, who has died, listed some of the things she liked and disliked about life …

What I won't miss

Dry skin
Bad dinners like the one we went to last night
Technology in general
My closet
Washing my hair
Illness everywhere
Polls that show that 32 percent of the American people believe in creationism
Fox TV
The collapse of the dollar
Bar mitzvahs
Dead flowers
The sound of the vacuum cleaner
E-mail. I know I already said it, but I want to emphasize it.
Small print
Panels on Women in Film
Taking off makeup every night

What I will miss

My kids
The concept of waffles
A walk in the park
The idea of a walk in the park
The park
Shakespeare in the Park
The bed
Reading in bed
The view out the window
Twinkle lights
Dinner at home just the two of us
Dinner with friends
Dinner with friends in cities where none of us lives
Next year in Istanbul
Pride and Prejudice
The Christmas tree
Thanksgiving dinner
One for the table
The dogwood
Taking a bath
Coming over the bridge to Manhattan

Ephron urged aging friends and readers to make the most of their lives. “You should eat delicious things while you can still eat them, go to wonderful places while you still can and not have evenings where you say to yourself, ‘What am I doing here? Why am I here? I am bored witless!’.”

1 comment:

Sydney said...

I admire Nora Ephron not just for her work but for her courage as well. I saw her memorial page on a Facebook app called Evertalk. https://apps.facebook.com/evertalk

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