Charlotte…M and A
Yup, A is both Charlotte and Maranda. And the M I am referring to relates to more than one of my friends whose names start with an M. I’m not going to call anyone out here. They can come ask me. Or not.
Tonight I watched both Sex and the City movie one and two. I have watched these before, so tonight I got to reflect as I watched. I am kind of in a reflecting mood, forgive me.
So…the first movie…I was pissed. Big left Carrie at the alter. Yeah, he may have had cold feet and needed reassurance (sorry for the spoiler…you haven’t watched this yet…dafuq…it came out in 2008), and her reaction might not have been ideal…but you can’t leave a girl at the alter. Especially if she planned your wedding in a library! Whatever the case, they got back together. Another spoiler. Sorry, kids.
Critics didn't love the second Sex and the City movie. I did. Because the girls found them selves. And wasn’t that what the whole series was about? Not sex. Not the city. But finding who they are.
And isn’t that what we are all trying to do? Find out who WE are? I hope so. I spend every day trying to figure out who the fuck I am and where I am in life. And sometimes who I am changes. Who I was when I was 29 isn’t who I am at 39. That is probably a good thing.
I was a very immature 29 year old. I might be an immature 39 year old as well. But…so be it.
Two lines stood out to me as I was watching SATC #2…Maranda says to Charlotte…”Being a mother is hard…take a sip” and Carrie saying, “I hope my past hasn’t screwed up my future.”
I think the take a sip comment doesn’t require explanation. I can’t say I have ever met a mother who hasn’t wanted to hide in a closet with a margarita.
But, “I hope my past hasn’t screwed up my future.” …that sentence...it kind of describes my life. Realizing that is a big step for me. I can’t…and won’t let my past screw up my future.
I could write a book on my past mistakes. (I kind of am) But who we were yesterday doesn’t have to define who we are today. It is never too late to make a change. Every day you can change…and wear fabulous shoes. Just ask Carrie…
And...SATC #3 is in production. I can't wait to see how much these girls have grown...and I'm not going to lie...Samantha's sex life intrigues me...hopefully, maybe, she finds love...because in the end...isn't that what we are all searching for?