Red and I have been taking our evening apertifs on the Veranda again, in an effort to shake off my bad case of the blues. Bad girls, bad girls… But seriously, we’ve been considering life as we know it. Here’s what we’ve decided:
Red: I don’t know, Kathy. I think it all comes down to a question of doing what’s right whenever you can and screw the rest of it.
Kathy: You’re probably right, because in the end, that’s all that matters. Following the rules, observing the traditions, living up to others’ expectations – none of that counts in the scheme of things. It’s having the guts to go with what you know to be right.
Red: You betcha’ baby! Hey, I love that line in Miss Pettigrew Lives for a Day. You know, when she picks up the cigar butt and takes a big toke and dares the guy to challenge her right to smoke one.
Kathy: (laughing) I LOVE that movie, period. Do you realize we’ve watched it four times since Christmas? One of the best presents last year.
Red: Actually – that movie says it all. When Miss Pettigrew takes a chance and lives by her own code of conduct, things turn out all right. When Amy Adams’ character follows her heart, going for the good guy instead of the rich or influential ones, she’s truly happy. That’s it, isn’t it?
Kathy: You betcha’ baby!
Red: You know, so few people know about that movie. It’s kind of sad isn’t it?
Kathy: A little, yeah. It’s a bit on the funky side, but you know I love anything with Frances McDormand in it and anything English.
Red: I know, I know. And it is a feel-good movie, that’s for sure.
Kathy: Wanna watch it again? (excitedly)
Red: (sighing heavily) Maybe later. Let’s finish our Bloody Marys first, okay?