Friday, March 8, 2013

winter beauty: reading & writing.

From Nora Ephron's son, Jacob Bernstein, in his beautiful tribute to her, to be published in this Sunday's New York Magazine: 

"All her life, she subscribed to the belief that 'everything is copy,' a phrase her mother, Phoebe, used to say.  In fact, when Phoebe was on her deathbed, she told my mother, 'Take notes.'  She did.  What both of them believed was that writing has the power to turn the bad things that happen to you into art (although 'art' was a word she hated).  'When you slip on a banana peel, people laugh at you; but when you tell people you slipped on a banana peel, it's your laugh,' she wrote in her anthology 'I Feel Bad About My Neck.'  'So you become the hero rather than the victim of the joke.'"

Read the full article here.  It's heartbreaking and lovely and makes me wish so much that she was still here, contributing more of her words to our world.  

Have a wonderful weekend.

xo. di.

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thanks so much for the note! i love reading your comments. xo. di.

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