Embrace the mess

“Maybe young women don't wonder whether they can have it all any longer, but in case any of you are wondering, of course you can have it all. … It will be a little messy, but embrace the mess. It will be complicated, but rejoice in the complications. It will not be anything like what you think it will be like, but surprises are good for you. And don't be frightened: you can always change your mind. I know: I've had four careers and three husbands.”

- Nora Ephron, commencement address at Wellesley College, 1996

Shit. Nora. (As the saying goes.)

I still stand by the opinion that Sleepless in Seattle is one of the best films ever written, and that's taking When Harry Met Sally, her most famous screenplay, into account. Her books are brilliant too: Heartburn, Wallflower at the Orgy, I Remember Nothing. Sad day.