Wednesday, September 30, 2009


It is so hard for me to blog with the start of the new school year.

With Summer comes the uncluttering of my mind. Without the cares and preoccupations of school to fill all of my limited, available, brain space, my thoughts are free to roam and find corners in which to lie down and ruminate creatively.

But especially this time of the early school year, when there is so much to be created, assessed, organized and worried over, my mind is always "on". My brain is always abuzz with ideas, things I need to remember, concerns. It will calm down as the year goes on, as I get into a groove. Yeah, as I get my groove back. "How Cathy Got Her Groove Back" lol! Taye Diggs, calling Taye Diggs!

Actually, I've been a little down in the dumps. In fact, I could just cry right now, as I sit at the keyboard. I don't know why. Well, if I analyze it, it's because of a lot of small "whys". I guess I can be thankful that it's not one giant, awful, "why".

I definitely think I need a good cry. The Horse Whisperer would be good. The Family Man (NOT to be confused with Family Guy) always makes me cry. There's the Green Mile and Meet Joe Black. Most Nora Efron movies...I know, I know, her movies are romantic comedies, but they still make me cry.

I don't want any of the heavy hitters like The Boy in Striped Pajamas or a movie where the Mom is dying. I'm down in the dumps. I don't want to turn it into a full blown depression.

What would you recommend? Movies, not therapists.

7 comments:

Breezy said...

You may need a movie that makes you laugh so hard you cry...

design gal said...

just turn on the country station and wait for the "letters from home" song to come on! remember driving around L.A. when that song came on?! talk about bawl babies!

meet joe black always makes be boob

cathycan said...

hahaha, thanks Shan. That is a great memory of a great time. I have been homesick for L.A. I think we need a quick trip.

Kelley said...

Hey Cathy! There are two funny movies that always get me in a good mood. The first one is 'What's Up, Doc?' with Ryan O'Neal and Barbara Streisand. There's lots of good physical comedy, and Madeline Kahn is in it, too. Nothing in it to make you sob uncontrollably.

My second funny movie is '16 Candles'. If you can't laugh at a movie that has a character named Long Duc Dong, then you need to see a professional!

Hawleywood said...

It is so funny that you posted this!! My cooperating teacher and I were *just* talking about this today--how there's so much to think about it's like your brain is going a million miles a minute! It's amazing how alike we all are--I guess teachers are all kindred spirits!

Barry Cann said...

Oooh, yes. I'd definitely go with The Family Man.

annegb said...

I love the new TV show "Modern Family" and of course, The Office. You can order The Office at Netflix. It's really funny.