Tuesday, July 10, 2012
nora's miss lists.
so, i just completed nora ephron's
final collection of essays,
i remember nothing,
in which she remembers a good bit, actually,
& with her trademark humour & honesty, t'boot.
the last two pieces in the book
are prophetic lists entitled
"what i won't miss," & "what i will miss."
an excerpt from the former:
polls that show that 32 percent of the
american people believe in creationism
e-mail. i know i already said it, but i want to
panels on women in film
an excerpt from the latter:
nick [her husband]
the concept of waffles
coming over the bridge to manhattan
well, we all know how i love a good list,
so i've begun my own of what i will & won't miss
about this mortal coil once i've shuffled from it.
[side note: i just had to google the origins of the phrase
"mortal coil," & it's from hamlet — clearly,
i should brush up my shakespeare — & "coil" meant something like "hubbub."]
what i won't miss.
sexism as a societal norm.
evil reality tv.
taping prior to painting.
what i will miss.
flowers in mason jars.
breakfast, especially for other meals.
the light outside at dusk.
so, how about you? what will or won't you miss?
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