Not Like the Movies…and Maybe That’s Exactly How It Should Be

No, Katy Perry, it’s never like the movies. The movies are filled with drama and angst. The movies make you believe that drama and passion are the same thing. The movies also don’t show all the normal, everyday life moments in between the passion. And if they did, they would make us believe, falsely so, that…

Life Through Quotes From “Cinderella”

I just got back from seeing the new 2015 version of Cinderella at the theatre. Let me just say I was completely enchanted and blown away by this film. It’s not often I find a film that I would watch every day over and over. When I do, it’s usually because something that has resonated…

“I’m a writer, it’s my job to tell the ‘essence of truth.’” ~ American Horror Story, S2E12

Literary Life Moment #2: Sula

I recently bought Toni Morrison’s Sula not only because I love Morrison’s imagery in her writing, but because I was hooked by the book’s description: “Two girls who grow up to become women. Two friends who become something worse than enemies… their friendship ends in an unforgivable betrayal—or does it end?” As I was reading the…

Literary Life Moment #1: LABELS

You know what I truly don’t understand and never really have? Labels. More than that, the NEED for labels. Maybe it was my unconventional upbringing. Or maybe I was just born with the ability to see the world in my own unique, strange ways. Whatever it is, as I have had time to do much…