Thursday, November 01, 2012

NaBloPoMo...I Can't Believe I'm Doing This

For years since I've had my blog, I've marveled at the folks who every November participate in NaBloPoMo (National Blog Posting Month) where bloggers are challenged to write daily for a month to improve their writing skills.  Knowing I love to write, I'm a bit ashamed to say I've never participated...though other bloggers I admire have in the past, such as Katrina.  

So folks, here it goes...I'll confess that I'll be using some NaBloPoMo prompts to stir the ole creative juices each day.  I hope you enjoy and be sure to come back...if for no other reason than keeping me accountable.

I recently watched the remake of Steel Magnolias on Lifetime.  It made me realize what a remarkable job Julia Roberts and Sally Fields did in their respective roles of Shelby and Me-Lynn.  You can't remake a classic like that.  It's like if you tried to remake When Harry Met Sally with two entirely different actors than Meg Ryan and Billy Crystal.  Or The Ten Commandments without Charleton Heston.  It's just wrong folks.

The remake of Steel Magnolias did include all those lines I love...even the obscure one from the doctor after Shelby's kidney transplant:  "Looks good, looks real good" that only die hard fans will remember.  My favorite quote from the far is my favorite quote for life....

"I'd rather have 30 minutes of wonderful than a lifetime of nothing special."  

We all live life with too much angst and fret and let those moments pass by that we could never grasp again because we're afraid, or just think it's a silly dream or passion.  Live life to the fullest.  30 minutes of wonderful is worth all the pain that may come along with it.


Katrina said...

I'm excited that you're doing NaBloPoMo! I will definitely be tuning in for more. (LOVE Steel Magnolias!)

RosieBoo said...

Thanks, Katrina! I miss your posts :-)

RosieBoo said...
This comment has been removed by the author.