So there’s this scene in Little Women, when all four sisters are lying in bed together. It’s just after Amy has fallen through the frozen pond while ice skating (arguably almost dying, had it not been for the speedy response of Jo and Laurie), and she is apologizing to Jo for being just THE WORST© (seriously, Amy March has always been my least favourite March sister and I won’t even get into the fact that she is the one that ended up with Laurie, because WHAT THE EFF right?) because she had burned her sister’s book in anger over the fact that she was too young to attend the opera with her and Meg.
Too convoluted an opener? Then you must, MUST read the book!
Or at the very least watch the movie version with Winona Ryder and Susan Sarandon. It is really bloody great.
Anyways, Amy then asks her sister, “Do you love Laurie more than you love me?” and Jo responds aghast, “I could never love anyone as I love my sisters!”
MEEP. My heart hurts just thinking about this phrase.
You see, that folks – THAT is exactly how I feel about these gals:
My sisters are two of the most important people in my entire life, and it absolutely slays me that they live so gosh-darned far away, as this means that the majority of the time I see them is when they are looking back at me through their respective computer screens.
It also means that usually one (or both) of us is lying in bed, completely knackered after a day of racing about our respective cities, desperately trying to stay awake and concentrate on what the other one is saying.
When all I really want to be doing is sitting on a sofa with both them, drinking a glass of wine, and laughing about all the ridiculous things we do in our lives, whether together or separate.
For instance, always thinking we can recreate that scene from Little Women and sleep in the same bed together (often on Christmas eve), only to just destroy ourselves in the process of trying.
And in only one week’s time, this will be a reality!
(Hopefully sans shared bed, of course. Seriously, I also end up stuck in the middle.)
Holy crapola, I cannot wait.
I am especially excited because this Sunday I am headlining my very first comedy night, and Kate (my older sister) and her wife will be here to see it.
I have fifteen minutes to bring all the laughs that I possibly can.
Elsewhere on the docket, they are currently filming Supernatural pretty much right in my backyard:
I used to get super jazzed about television and movie filming in my city, (Kate and I actually used to steal those arrow film signs you see littered about Vancouver and we’d use them to decorate our respective bedrooms. And by we, I mean she did it first, and I, as the younger sister, copied her lead) but now I’m pretty blasé about the whole thing.
It has to be a show I really, really love for me to get all shirty over something like that. (However, I’m pretty sure I would live in a perpetual state of bonkerness if Marc and I were ever to move back to the UK and put down roots in London because I would just constantly be on the lookout for all my favourite panel show comedians. Good grief.)
Oh, a this also happened:
And finally, in but three days I will be on vacation until the 6th of January.
During that time I will be doing nothing save running, eating, laughing, writing, reading, sleeping, and spending all of the time with all the beautiful, magical, brilliant loves of my life.
I so very much hope that all of you will be doing much of the same.
6 thoughts on “Good strong words that mean something”
I had BroCraves growing up and he tried to kill me many times over, but we get along much better as adults now – ha! I have a really good girlfriend that is like a Sister to me – love that. Happy Tuesday:)
Hahaha! Ohhhh siblings…they whole “will they/won’t they mistakenly kill me thing” is something that runs with every family it would seem!
Also, I really love “BroCraves.” :)
Glad that you have that sister in a fab fab friend. xx
Thanks for all the positive energy in this post. And cherish your relationship with your sisters–not everyone has such closeness with siblings. Good luck at the comedy night:)
They really are my rocks. I just wish I had more of a chance to see them! Makes it all the more special when we do get together. :)
grate! enjoy your time with! (jealously: wish i felt that way (@present) about frenz/fambilee/what-whoever). i did HUG somebody in the oilfield today! (an old friend who happened upon the same site same time as i. we will always be compadres).
and betty was called uppawn the foan by a goodly compadre-ess tonite. yood think she’d still be happy. not. o(il) well …. oh! run a race or three while you’re there, eh?
It seems so far away now that they were here! Seriously, the world is a weird, weird place.
I totally laughed when I first read “hugged someone at the oil field today” – just a great mental image. It’s always the best when a great old friend stops by. Nothing better!