I choose three movie scenes that have had an impact on my life.
The first was the bar scene from Good Will Hunting. Everyone now in my adult life knows me as the woman who wonders. Who seldom stays still, but that was not always the case. In my young adult life I could not bring myself to life the island. I went from Barnegat High School straight to Ocean County Community College. I was afraid to leave my father alone, yet dreamed of the world beyond my beach oasis. But that is besides the point, many people, affluent people, on the island made it a point to talk trash about my poor degree. This scene captures my insecurities and plummets them.
The next scene is from Divine Secrets of the Ya Ya Sisterhood. This movie has always captured my heart for its depiction of the older women’s friendship. All you have to do is ask Janaye and she will tell you that our friendship has seen more than its fair share of rocky times. The car scene has Teensy putting Vivi in her place and I love it. In this scene Teensy would be Janaye and I would be Vivi…
The last scene I have is from Practical Magic, a great film, that is more emotionally driven than the others. I hope that one day I can have meaningful relationships with my children that follow them into adulthood as it had here in this movie for Sally and Gillian.