I had other things planned for today's blog, but since her passing was so recent, I wanted to talk a little bit about what little I knew of Nora Ephron. For those of you who don't know, Nora Ephron wrote a good deal of the classic romantic comedies. You've Got Mail, Sleepless in Seattle, When Harry Met Sally. Those were all her. If that was all she did, it'd probably be enough. It wasn't. I actually just found out she wrote some rather unexpected movies too. Bewitched, Michael, and My Blue Heaven are all hers as well. Not that any of those hold a particular dear place in my heart. I just didn't expect it.
The point is, the woman wrote some incredibly beloved movies. For me, especially When Harry Met Sally. It's a movie that just always resonated with me. It always hit the right notes. That's not something I can say for a lot of movies. Especially a lot of romantic comedies.
While I know I didn't know her, I did find myself a little sad last night at the news of Ms. Ephron's death. Not in the same way you'd feel sadness for a person you've met, but in the way that our artistic world might be just a little bit emptier without her.
Who's going to give us our "I'll have what she's havings" or our "I wanted it to be yous"?