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.