Sunday, November 9, 2008

my comfort blanket

Do you have a movie that you return to over and over again? One that after a long day, you know you'll feel much better if you could just watch it? I have a handful of favorite movies that are not in this category: "Lord of the Rings" trilogy, "Legends of the Fall", "Out of Africa", "A River Runs Through It". I think it's because the movie that i'm referring to is one of those easy watching movies that make you feel good at the end - none of these aforementioned favorite movies do this. Yesterday when i got home from an 8 hour day at Starbucks and my feet hurt like crazy and i was sleepy and hungry, I looked over our lawn full of leaves and thought to myself, "While you were Sleeping." And that was it.

I put together Teresa Bolton's recipe for hot apple cider and while i was patiently letting it brew for "a minimum of two hours", i nestled up with a good friend. This is the only movie in the world that i can only listen to and still picture each expression, not missing a thing. The only movie that i know all the words to. And i still laugh out loud, come near tears, and LOVE it! Especially now that we live so near Chicago, i enjoy this movie even more! In fact, my VHS died this summer, so i took my parent's DVD home. I knew they would understand - it's "While you were Sleeping", after all, and they know how i love it.

4 comments:

em said...

i feel the exact same way about Pride and Prejudice...i have the whole thing memorized; even just the music or the cadence of old english speech is the perfect comfort blanket for me! p.s. i do love while you were sleeping too :)

Lindsay Schneck said...

mine is "when harry met sally." i love it!

Brandon and Callie said...

mine is While you were Sleeping!!!! i can't believe it! i can even hum along to all the little background music:)

H. McBrayer said...

thanks for your comments, ladies. I love Pride and Prejudice and When Harry Met Sally. Gosh,i wish we could just cuddle together with some strawberries, champagne, and tissues and have a comfort-movie marathon!