Thursday, September 10, 2009
Made a deal not to feel
I was talking to a friend recently about his lack of participation in the online world. He told me blogs are so narcissistic that he is sickened by them. Dramatic much?
After finally remembering the correct username/password combination into Rachael's blog, I finally caught up on the last six months of her posts. As I closed the window I felt the same way I feel when I leave a movie--like I've been transported temporarily into another world...given a temporary view into another life. I love that feeling.
(Although sometimes it leaves me convinced I'm a secret agent and I do things like check behind doors when I enter a room. [ok, ok, I'm not Jason Bourne, I get it.])
I've been in a bad mood recently. Not really a bad mood, just sort of a funk. I needed something...I decided I needed a break from me. I took myself to see Julie & Julia and left the theater completely refreshed. (However it left me with a longing to go back to France, to learn to cook, and to write more often!) (Can I just say that I loved that they had Julia Child in heels the entire movie regardless of her 6'2" stature? [yeah, i know Meryl Streep is only 5'6", blah blah])
So I appreciate all those who take the time to post regardless of how selfish/narcissistic their own reasons. I enjoy the break from my own life I get to have when I step temporarily into someone else's summer vacation, job promotion, hot date, boring work day.
Posted by Susannah at 1:49 PM