I’m watching You’ve Got Mail as I type this post. Easily one of my top five favorite movies, I’ve lost count over the years how many times I’ve seen Tom Hanks and Meg Ryan foster a courtship over email – a surprisingly dated subject given the social media-obsessed world we find ourselves in today. But this isn’t a post about You’ve Got Mail. Or maybe it is. To be honest, I’m not quite sure why I decided to start writing tonight. It just seemed like a good idea, I suppose.
Not that this blog has seen a lot of activity as of late. And with the (unfounded?) threat from the terror-group-of-the-day, other non-anonymous bloggers who happen to be military spouses are making their blogs private or throwing in the towel completely. I have no desire to go private – I seem to be an all-or-nothing type, so I’m left in this state of limbo that has me questioning whether it’s best to stop publicly writing about my little life.
“Sometimes I wonder about my life. I lead a small life – well, valuable, but small – and sometimes I wonder, do I do it because I like it, or because I haven’t been brave? So much of what I see reminds me of something I read in a book, when shouldn’t it be the other way around? I don’t really want an answer. I just want to send this cosmic question out into the void. So good night, dear void.”
Meg Ryan wrote the following in an email (what else?) to Tom Hanks. It’s pretty much sums up…everything. My desire to make sure I’m not left observing life from the sidelines. And why I started a public blog in the first place – the opportunity to send thoughts out into the void.
Hi, void <waves hand while sporting an eager smile>.
Sigh. It really is a perfect movie. Great cast, including Greg Kinear, who is always awesome. And can I just say how refreshing it is to watch a female lead in a romantic comedy wear clothes that don’t show the fine china?