Thursday, December 21, 2006

Fried Green Tomatoes

One of my friends threw a Christmas party yesterday and I had a wonderful time. There were people there from all over the world (it was a perfect opportunity for me to practice my English) but I also had one of my best friends there and it just made it a perfect night! I love listening to other people's stories and getting to know them, even if it's only for a evening.
Christmas is a time when I think it's even more important than usual to remember how much we have to be grateful for and I really tried to do so. I thought about it as I was standing there in a room full of lovely and very nice people or getting a warm loving hug from someone I just met a couple of hours earlier... I'm grateful that I could see the kindness and love that we all are capable to show other people, even though we only just met. I don't always see it, sometimes it's to easy to focus on all the terrible things happening in the world, which is why I'm glad I did see it yesterday.

One of my all-time favorite movies is Fried Green Tomatoes. It always makes me cry, but I also smile a lot while watching it. Anyway, the movie is based on a book by Fannie Flagg, who also has written A Redbird Christmas. A Redbird Christmas has been standing on my bookshelf for a long time now, since I wanted to read it at Christmas. I've finally begun reading it and I like it already, even though I've only read a couple of chapters, and I'm going to make myself a cup of tea and cuddle up in the sofa and read some more now... And you know what? It's in Swedish (it's named En röd liten fågel i juletid if there's any Swedes who want to read it)! It almost feels strange reading a Swedish novel :-)


Mrs. Staggs said...

I've loved both of these books. I read A Redbird Christmas last year. I think you'll continue to enjoy it.
I hope you will enjoy a happy Christmas.
Best wishes!

Julie said...

Ha en kjempefin jul og gratulerer med dagen til oss begge : )

kansasrose said...

I just watched the movie last night! One of my favorite books too.