I was long overdue for a viewing of my favorite movie, and I find myself with a newfound affection for it. I always loved the way Joe and Kathleen fell in love with each other over email, how romantic it was that words united their hearts before they even truly met. While Stephen’s and my story is certainly different, there’s that same element of romance with a “contemporary” twist. I guess you could say that for us–and for Joe and Kathleen–it was love at first “write.”
One of my favorite quotes from the movie, spoken by Kathleen (Meg Ryan):
“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 of something I read in a book, but shouldn’t it be the other way around?”
Help me be brave, Lord.