SO Two Days Ago

V Day meant something else long ago. Certainly before I was even a twinkle in my mother’s eye. Yet, it seems a proper use of the initials for today. Valentine’s Day has been celebrated here in the Quantum Hermit Realm with at least one on-going tradition. We, the quintessential Movie Wheel couple – yes, we have one for almost every holiday, and then some – began our wedded life including a special movie which seemed to personify the romantic story of finding each other across the miles of wire that traverse and criss-crossed this land.

Our story is seen in “You’ve Got Mail.” Yep, we’re a computer couple, who after five years of contact only through forums and email, took it to the next level, which of course, brought us into that Universe of Real Time. What else would be more perfect for Valentine’s Day than another Tom Hanks/Meg Ryan movie? Thus we put into the Wheel Movies line-up, “Sleepless In Seattle.” Of course, there does come a time when new films come into being which speak to us for many other reasons. They are the kind of movies where, no matter how many times we see them, we’re struck with the same reaction, as if never having seen it before! Little things like the first name of one of the characters belonging to one of us as well, and then a birthday pops up in there, and we’re sitting watching, waiting for that magical moment that reveals more of us within its tale. There are other things too, like the BEKINS boxes, and the fact that it takes place in the vicinity where we met in person for the first time.  But it’s all an in-joke, of course.

So now we have alternating Valentine’s Day movies. Simply said, A Sleepless Seattle Lake House.

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  1. calensariel
    Feb 16, 2015 @ 16:05:49

    I like the idea of movies for special occasions. I think i do this unconsciously. I know when HL and I are going through one of those “fallen-out-of-love” patches, I always drag out The Story of Us with Bruce Willis and Michelle Pfheiffer. It reminds me that no matter how rough things seem right now, at the end of it all we’re still best friends and want to work at our relationship. Works well for me when I need to get my head back in the game.

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    • Fimnora Westcaw
      Feb 16, 2015 @ 22:58:14

      I’ll have to check out “Fallen-out-of-love” since I like both actors, and you’re right, being reminded of the fact that regardless of the flair up in a moment, ‘the bond kicks in.” That’s a quote from our New Years Eve movie, “Defending Your Life.” As we began our life together, we knew there were certain movies that just were a must to see, not just one time, but every year. Besides “You’ve Got Mail,” we had a specific Thanksgiving movie trilogy because we had four days to do the mini marathon of the original Star Wars films. It grew from there to include movies for all the major holidays, and lots of minor holidays, or special days added annual viewings. Today, in honor of President’s Day, we’re watching ‘The American President.’ During any given year, there are about 13 movies we watch at special times.
      And we never seem to get tired of them.

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  2. Fimnora Westcaw
    Feb 16, 2015 @ 23:21:26

    Very true! And they are such an eclectic group as well. There are some which have gotten put on back burners, plus, there’s also the problem of so many of them are still on VHS, so it’s a slow process of getting updated versions. Now it’s streaming, which, in the end will save a considerable amount of space in our already overloaded home.

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