Monday, July 5, 2010

Waxing Sentimental

I realize that I'm a little behind the times, but last night Evan and I watched Julie & Julia. When I first started blogging and getting around to others' blogs, I noticed several folks attributing their blogs' beginnings to this movie. Very curious, I thought at the time.

So we watched the movie. It was lovely, truly lovely. A beautiful story of success, inspiration, and of course, love (and cooking!)

Evan also loved the movie.

I think my favorite thing about it was the relationships between the women and their husbands. I have a husband like Paul Child (was portrayed in the movie), with a bit of Eric thrown in. He's kind and sweet and funny and incredibly supportive. He's never doubted for one minute that I will publish a novel (or a series); he's my rock in turbulent times. He reads anything I ask him to, even though he's not much of a reader, and certainly not in all the genres I like to write.

At the end of the movie, when Julia opens her mail package and pulls out the copy of her cookbook, I teared up. Evan squeezed my hand and said, "That's going to be you soon, hon."

I didn't need Julie & Julia to inspire me to blog--obviously, I've been doing that on my own for 6 months now. I also didn't need it to inspire me to cook--while I'll never take on the art of French cooking (for health reasons, and I could never kill a lobster), I do enjoy the kitchen, and I take pleasure in creating something from many nothings.

The movie inspired me to always keep that love connection alive--that my husband is my best friend, the butter on my bread, and the breath in my life.


I didn't mean for this to wax so sentimental, but we watched this movie at the end of a wonderful day spent together, doing the things we love doing in our little home. It was simply a beautiful reminder of the things I already hold dear.


If you haven't seen the movie, do check it out some time.

And if you have someone in your life who's as supportive as mine and theirs, do make sure you show them the love and appreciation for everything that they do for you.


22 comments:

Aubrie said...

Awww what a nice post. I haven't seen the movie, but I plan to.

Stina Lindenblatt said...

Awww. Sweet! I've behind on my movie watching. Thanks for the recommendation. And that's great your husband reads your stuff. :D

Christine Danek said...

So you have made me tear up. I have been told to watch that movie. This is a great post, Summer. Very inspriational.You will be published--I know you will. :)

Cruella Collett said...

I'm going to chime in on the "awwww" choir here, because this truly was so sweet. Your husband doesn't happen to have a single brother, now does he? (Preferably one living Norway, come to think of it...) :P

Nah, but I agree that it is very important to not take for granted the people you hold dear, especially when they are so supportive as your husband appears to be.

Good luck in working towards your own Julie & Julia book in mail moment :)

Liza said...

This post made me smile. I read the book a few years before the movie came out and couldn't put it down...

The Words Crafter said...

I haven't seen the movie, but I keep hearing good things about it. I'm so glad your husband is supportive. And, yes, we must never take them for granted. Love that last pic, btw!

Palindrome said...

I completely agree. I never knew that was what I was missing in my last relationship until I met Sam and he encourages me every day and supports whatever I do as long as it makes me happy. I do my best to show him how I feel and how grateful I am for his awesomeness. I won't ever stop. :)

welcome to my world of poetry said...

A wonderful post it's lovely to have someone supportive in your life, I must admit a few tears were shed reading your post it brought back memories when I had someone, I've been a widow for 12 years and it's coming up to that time of year again. I do hope you have many happy years together.

Take care
Yvonne,

Lynn Miller said...

Summer that is so sweet - you are very blessed & lucky to have Evan!!

Old Kitty said...

Awwww what a lovely romantic post!!! :-)

And a gorgeous pic! And a great film - I thoroughly enjoyed it too - I think Julia Child deserves a whole film all of her own - I found her thoroughly fascinating!!!

Take care
x

Lola Sharp said...

I LOVE the picture of you two, and the romance of this!

I have not seen the movie, but now I will have to put it on my list.

Love,
Lola

Patti said...

Love that movie and couldn't agree more. Love the photo.

rebel_of_nowhere said...

Funny, I JUST finished the book and watched the movie-I loved it :)

Marjorie said...

This post was so sweet. Julie & Julia was a great movie.

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

My wife is my biggest supporter.
And it's a funny movie.

Kimberly Franklin said...

I absolutely loved that movie! It was very inspiring, to say the least. :)

Talli Roland said...

AWWWW EVVAANNN!

What a great husband you have. And what a great photo of you two!

Thanks for the warm fuzzy!

Saumya said...

Your post and blog are so sweet!! I actually went to Georgia Tech and miss GA so much! I haven't seen Julie and Julia but I loved the book. Adorable picture :) I'm excited to be following you!

Wendy Ramer said...

Very beautiful post. Truth is I've seen your blogname many times in the comments of others', so thanks for finding me and following ;-)

Falen said...

i couldn't ever kill a lobster either. I'm kind of hypocritical that way, in that i eat meat but would have a real hard time killing anything. I get way too easily attached to things and living creatures

Tara said...

Haven't seen that, but have heard from so many how great it is.

That's such a sweet photo!

Crystal Cook said...

LOVE this post! Evan sounds like he is the best! So happy for you that you have someone so supportive of your dreams. :)

You will be published, I have no doubt. Absolutely none :)

And that is the most beautiful picture of you two.