"Change, when it comes, cracks everything open."
Dorothy Allen

Tuesday, July 31, 2012

I know all the words

I have talked before in the past about some of my favourite things.  I am a creature of habit, so when I find something I like, I stick with it.  Year after year, I will re-read the same books, watch the same movies, listen to the same songs.  I do cycle new options into my repetoir once in a while, so I don't stagnate, but my true blue favourites tend to stand the test of time.

A little while a go, I had a chance to rewatch one of my favourite movies from college- Last of the Mohicans with Madeline Stowe and Daniel Day Lewis.  When I was in college, my roommate Carrie and I would watch it pretty much every weekend, usually when we were hung over on Sunday, and didn't want to get out of our pyjamas all day.  We would eat chips and dip, drink pop with ice, maybe order a pizza and watch our favourite movies.

I had a HUGE wall sized version of the movie poster in my room, that my friend Tony has scored from me from a video rental place.  Carrie and I knew the entire movie off my heart.  I mean, the ENTIRE movie.  Every word, every beat.  We even had jokes and things that we would interject to make each other laugh. We would do some of the lines using the accents of the people in the movie.  There was one line, from Madeline Stowe's character that we HATED.  "The whole world's on fire".  We would groan or make noise through it every time.  We would phonetically pronounce the aboriginal language, while the other would do the translations.

Yeah, we were incredibly lame.  But to us, it was funny and fun.

The movie itself really isn't that great.  Sure, it's good, but it's no classic.  I loved a lot of the visuals about the movie, and the soundtrack is amazing.  I walked down the aisle at my wedding to "The Kiss" from the Mohican's soundtrack.

So, a little while ago, I noticed that Last of the Mohicans is on Netflix.  I was knitting or working or doing something else, so I figured I would put it on and have some background noise.

From the very first moment, I was right back there.  I still know all the words.  I remember the jokes.  I made the noises and the comments and did the accents all by myself, there in my bedroom.

It was awesome.  And it made me miss my old friend, Carrie.  I haven't seen her for ages, and we haven't been close since we left college.  But in that moment, I missed her with every fibre of my being.

And I think, whenever I see this movie, I always will.

Rosie N. Grey
The N stands for "Nathaniel Poe was my boyfriend".


  1. I have a college friend like that too - Adrienne. Whenever I notice that it's 11:11 or smell her perfume (Opium) or hear certain songs or see certain movies, I think of her and wish we were still in touch.

    1. the memories are great, and a little melancholy...it's a nice emotion. :) Thanks for commenting.