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Portman and Lisa Kudrow. I had no
idea that Phoebe from “Friends” could be such a raging bitch. I was totally intrigued by her
painfully difficult relationship with her son’s step-monster, well-played by
Portman. But shortly after that
storyline wrangled me in like the Octomom herding her pack, the film took a
dark turn. I balled my eyes out not
only for the duration of the movie, but for at least an hour afterwards, until a
xanax and a hot shower were self-prescribed.
two years ago, whatever… Someone
|(here’s Pheebs as she learns what really happens at the end of ‘Old Yeller’)|
reference a day being “the worst of her life” when she had to dedicate more
than a few hours to studying after arguing with her boyfriend. To me, comparing this to my worst day made
hers look like a walk through a Louis Vuitton full of freebies. Thankfully I realize now that each of
us has our own gauge for processing loss, and however difficult, we shouldn’t
judge because of it.
order to purchase a family plot, knowing that my father would make use of it
long before anyone else. My dad
suggested checking out the mausoleum, to which my mother replied, “I don’t want
to be in a mausoleum because I want you to be able to plant daffodils when you
the one visiting him, but even just for a moment, she didn’t want him to look at it that way.
always remembered the story as one of my mother’s most loving and selfless
but to put the burden of dealing with that loss upon ourselves, to hope that they leave us before we leave them, that is an ultimate act of love.
one hundred, or one hundred minus one day, but I believe that if you truly love
someone, you want to be the one who lasts the extra few hours.