Wednesday, August 20, 2008
Bouquets of pencils
One of my all-time favourite movies, from way back when I was an early teenager and my best friend and I would daydream about finding love like in the movies, is You've Got Mail. I like Meg Ryan, I like the way her character dresses in this movie, I like her haircut, I like the chemistry between her and Tom Hanks, I like that she owns a children's book store, I like the setting (I will go to New York someday!). I especially like the soundtrack, which my best friend bought me for my birthday one year (Thanks N!). And in this movie, there's a line in an email exchange between Kathleen Kelly and Joe Fox that goes: "Don't you love New York in the fall? It makes me want to buy school supplies. I would send you a bouquet of freshly sharpened pencils if I knew your name and address..." And this being the first fall in many years that I won't be going back to school officially, I was thinking I would miss the school supplies. And I've always wanted a bouquet of pencils. And when I opened a birthday package from my cousin G, I found, among other things, some school supplies...and a bouquet of pencils. What a lovely lovely surprise. Thanks so much G.