Saturday, July 14, 2012
The wisdom of Nora Ephron
"When your children are teenagers, it's important to have a dog
so that someone in the house is happy to see you."
Nora Ephron (1941-2012)
Journalist, essayist, playwright, screenwriter, novelist, and other stuff
Ephron had great talent, for instance, she wrote the screenplays for Sleepless in Seattle, Silkwood, and When Harry Met Sally…you definitely need to watch at least Sleepless in Seattle again, soon…..
Her insight about kids and dogs cuts right to the basics, but I don't totally accept it…. I think she was just a tad harsh on teenagers although it certainly is true that the right dog for you is ALWAYS happy to see you when you walk through the door, even if you already did it about a half hour ago.
Now, of course, kids don't jump up on you when you're wearing clean khakis or the chiffon dress…..
And another thing: many teenagers do not bark and go postal every time someone rings the doorbell….
And another thing: no matter how many dog biscuits you have, you can't motivate the dog to call you on Father's Day or Mother's Day when the pooch gets a bit older and moves out on its own…