I want Mia March to be my best friend.
That thought has been on my mind ever since I started reading Finding Colin Firth and realized that the Nash sisters from The Meryl Streep Movie Club were back. I couldn’t be happier to revisit the Three Captains Inn. Sadly I can’t just literally pack my bags and move in, else I definitely would. Sigh. Oh well, I have been living there in spirit for the past few hours… for the past few days.
To be honest, I am no longer sure whether I read The Meryl Streep Movie Club at the right moment, or if it was the book itself that made it the right moment. I am pretty sure that this has something to do with the way Mia March introduces her characters and makes us part of their life, instead of making them part of ours. There’s this feeling of being welcomed somewhere… suddenly you are being given a chair, some popcorn and a glass of iced tea during a movie night at the Inn. You are not alone. Not in person, not in pain, not in problems and obstacles, but also not in happiness, not in hope, not in love. You find yourself surrounded by humanity, and it’s such a reassuring feeling – you belong.
And pies. I feel this urge to bake pies. It’s absolutely ridiculous, but I just can’t help it. I guess I was in need of a little magic and Mia March delivered it. Again. I know that Veronica’s pies don’t have special properties, they are not some kind of voodoo thing that will make it all better, but they can be whatever you want them to be. You will never find a way out if you don’t start, willingly, looking for one. You need to be aware of what you want, and then you need to open yourself to the possibly of having it. You have to believe. Yes, I do think that, at the end of the day, it might be as simple as that. If there are still going to be bad days? Sure. But will they matter as much? Will you allow them to hurt you as much?
Finding Colin Firth is a slice of hope. Kindly and gracefully flavored, it contains just the right amount of sweetness.
Thank you, Mia March. Again. Hopefully there will be a new book soon.