Tuesday, November 16, 2010

"See 'ya, Katie." "See 'ya, Hubbell."

The Way We Were is my favorite movie of all time. I don't know how many times I've seen over the past 37 years .... dozens, probably. I have mentioned it in this blog 18 times. There are times I have felt like Katie -- at once too much (too noisy, too political, too inflexible) and at the same time somehow not quite enough (not girly enough, not pretty enough, not easy enough). And, like Katie, I've always loved Hubbell. And, like Katie, somehow my destiny has been to not quite be happy in love when the lights come up.

Today, Streisand and Redford reunited on Oprah. I'm watching the rebroadcast right now.

It feels so important -- like I'm watching an important touchstone of my personal life come to life. Such is the power of movies.

Such is the power of Katie and Hubbell.

1 comment:

  1. I thought of you when I saw that it was being shown because I know how much of an important "touchstone" this movie was for you. Hope it lives up to your expectations. :)

    (I have long thought BS has the most beautiful hands and nails I've ever seen. It's the first thing I always notice on her.)