If I told you smiling helps you live longer, would you believe me? Well you…
Breakfast at Tiffany’s
Ruby in Paradise came out in 1993.
The film won the Grand Jury Prize for Dramatic Feature at the 1993 Sundance Film Festival. It was also nominated for six Independent Spirit Awards.
Ashley Judd won for Best Female Lead.
And Ashley Judd was mesmerizing. Her young Ruby was full-of-pain, lost in her world of wondering who and where she should be.
As Ruby wrote in her journal, I heard her talking to my 30-something self, assuring me I wasn’t the only one out there feeling hurt and unsure about how things would turn out.
When I saw Ruby in Paradise playing tonight, I had to watch.
Ruby in Paradise is on my Breakfast at Tiffany‘s List.
The Breakfast at Tiffany’s List is my list of movies I have to watch immediately when I see them or are reminded of them..
You know what I mean.
You have one too.
So tonight I had to watch Ruby in Paradise.
And I was excited but scared.
Excited because I love the movie, but scared because I don’t like to risk feeling sad on a night I have cartoon deadlines.
It’s difficult to write cartoons when you’re crying.
In case that needed to be explained.
So I’m watching Ruby in Paradise, and it’s just as amazing as always.
And Ashley Judd is even better than always, which she always is.
And I’m prepared to be crying and prepared to feel very, very, very sad.
And then I hear dialogue I could swear I have never heard before. And it makes me smile.
And I realize that I probably smiled in the past when I heard the dialogue and I just don’t remember smiling.
Since we don’t always remember every time we smile.
But I also realize I’m experiencing the movie as an uplifting movie which is definitely a new thing for this particular film.
It’s what I these days call a “TMS thing.”
Since having transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS), I experience things I didn’t hear before.
Like this, for instance. Like I hear a line in a movie that I never heard before even if I watched the movie a million times.
This happened with a lyric too.
I was listening to Tears for Fears and realized the line was “You CAN change” even though I always thought the word was CAN’T.
I’m sure this sounds hokey, but I have a lot of witnesses who can corroborate my lack of hopefulness after other treatments.
But not now.
Now I am hopeful.
Because now I have experiences like this.
Experiences now, after TMS, that I have just never had before. And each little experience is really amazing.
So there are three takeaways FOR YOU here. Since this blog is for YOU, not me
First, watch Ruby in Paradise immediately. You will love it.
Second, write up your Breakfast at Tiffany’s List! Everyone should have one!
And third, try looking into different treatments.
Look Into different treatments if your condition is not changing for the better.
Trying different treatments is changing my life.
And let us know what’s on your Breakfast at Tiffany’s List!
Besides Shawshank Redemption, The Fugitive and To Kill a Mockingbird.
Because those are on everybody’s list, right? You had better not pass any of those if they are ever on.
xoxoxo, dee (and bella)
P.S. You can watch Ruby in Paradise on Amazon Prime
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Tears are like velcro. They stick in your memory.
Smiles are like Teflon. You have to try hard to get them to stick in your memories. But it is worth the effort.
Singing in the Rain
Groundhog Day (you can change, it could just take many lifetimes)
Mr. Blandings Dream House
Father of the Bride