I was watching the movie Julie/Julia and started to cry. I had seen the film nearly a hundred times by this point, and always felt as if I would find an answer within it.
It seems that night I did. What I was missing in my life was what I was seeing on the screen.
It was the scene where they were sitting around with friends, enjoying a great meal, great wine and great conversation.
This is what I wanted.
I had started a book club a few years ago, with hopes of creating this
type of atmosphere, but it just did not seem to grow the way I had
The scene in the film made me think of all the times in my life I had
been truly happy. In high school, college, and when I first moved out
on my own. The common factor had been late night dinners with my
friends/co-workers after we'd seen a movie.
Sometimes we did pot-luck, sometimes I did all the cooking and sometimes we just headed to the coffee shop.
So at first I thought I would create a food club. A Gastronomic Group. But that didn't work out either really.
What did start to catch on was in fact a movie group. One where we ate and saw movies and talked about them over what we ate.
Movie reviews were one of the first thing I did when I was starting to blog.
Now, I've decided to mix all this together, movie group nights, movie reviews and a themed challenge like the Julie/Julia Project.
One movie a day for a year.