Add some Practical Magic to your lifeBy
Sandra Bullock has played in many movies and been on many magazine covers, all and out one of my favorite ladies of my generation. She’s tough, sexy, sweet and has a “essence” about her.
From Demolition Man to A Time to Kill she came into our lives full force with that witty smile, and simple shyness. Where she fiddles with the cuffs of her long sweaters…and the classic lines out of Demolition Man -as Lenina Huxley
Lenina Huxley: Looks like there’s a new shepherd in town.
[Spartan gives her an exasperated look]
John Spartan: That’s sheriff.
Lenina Huxley: Chief, you can take this job, and you can shovel it.
John Spartan: Take this job… and shovel it.
Lenina Huxley: Yeah?
John Spartan: Close enough.
Lenina Huxley: I have, in fact, perused some newsreels in the Schwarzenegger Library, and the time that you took that car…
JohnSpartan: Hold it. The Schwarzenegger Library?
Lenina Huxley: Yes. The Schwarzenegger Presidential Library. Wasn’t he an actor when you…?
JohnSpartan: Stop! He was President?
Lenina Huxley: Yes! Even though he was not born in this country, his popularity at the time caused the 61st Amendment which states…
JohnSpartan: I don’t wanna know. President…
Practical Magic is one of my favorites, and this movie will always hold a special place in my heart for the bonds that it brought into my life with two other very special woman – I can’t be put into words what they mean to me, nor will I try.
Practical Magic is about Magic, Spirits, Sisterhood and bonds. Several years ago, one of those very special woman showed up on my doorstep, on the evening that I lost my best friend…. needless to say, there was a little turmoil between the friend I had lost, and the friend on my doorstep.. reaching out to me in a time of need, here stood on my doorstep, the last person I expected to see.. given the volatility of the relationship between the two of them…
The two special women above are Mother & Daughter … and one is fighting breast cancer – Practical Magic somehow became our safe haven of laughter.. I said.. some one showed up on my doorstep…and now, if we need a laugh.. a classic line out of the movie Practical Magic is in regards to the tequila bottle.. a potion – belladonna laced tequila bottle, that ….. “someone left it on the porch”
There is a point in the movie..where sisters are lying on the floor facing each other, one in dire trouble.. the other encouraging her to push on… there have been many late evening text messages with heads on the pillow, tears in the eyes, and messages sent of encouragement throughout the years, months & days. Amas Veritas = True Love, from the movie and fitting for all parts of our lives..
Love those around you, truly.. listen to those around you, encourage those around you, be apart of those around you, for we never know how long they have been lent to us.
Another famous Sandra Bullock line… “you…wanna…kiss me!” Go Kiss someone you love.. for no reason!