It’s Friday yippee!!! Summer is zipping by – it’s July already but with the weather outside you’d be forgiven for thinking that it never truly arrived in Ireland. It does make us savour those sunny moments all the more although it makes dressing for the season a permanent headache!!! This Friday Feeling is dedicated to Nora Ephron who sadly passed away on 26th June at the age of 71. She was responsible for writing the film gems: When Harry Met Sally; Sleepless in Seattle and Julie & Julia and has left us with some sage advice. We need more women like that in the world.

Happy Flyday!

“I try to write parts for women that are as complicated and interesting as women actually are.”

“My mother wanted us to understand that the tragedies of your life one day have the potential to be comic stories the next.”

“Reading is everything. Reading makes me feel like I’ve accomplished something, learned something, become a better person. Reading makes me smarter. Reading gives me something to talk about later on. Reading is the unbelievably healthy way my attention deficit disorder medicates itself. Reading is escape, and the opposite of escape; it’s a way to make contact with reality after a day of making things up, and it’s a way of making contact with someone else’s imagination after a day that’s all too real. Reading is grist. Reading is bliss.”

“I love that you get cold when it’s 71 degrees out. I love that it takes you an hour and a half to order a sandwich. I love that you get a little crinkle above your nose when you’re looking at me like I’m nuts. I love that after I spend the day with you, I can still smell your perfume on my clothes. And I love that you are the last person I want to talk to before I go to sleep at night. And it’s not because I’m lonely, and it’s not because it’s New Year’s Eve. I came here tonight because when you realize you want to spend the rest of your life with somebody, you want the rest of your life to start as soon as possible.” ― When Harry Met Sally

“I look out the window and I see the lights and the skyline and the people on the street rushing around looking for action, love, and the world’s greatest chocolate chip cookie, and my heart does a little dance.”

“And then the dreams break into a million tiny pieces. The dream dies. Which leaves you with a choice: you can settle for reality, or you can go off, like a fool, and dream another dream.”

“Above all, be the heroine of your life, not the victim.”