A post for the ladies…
Last night I read an article on the Guardian website by Sarah Hughes about re-watching My So-Called Life as an adult, reading the article made me want to do exactly the same thing. Get the article here. Here’s a wee tribute to the wonderful short-lived show that made my teenage heart swell.
“I just like how he’s always leaning. Against stuff. He leans great”
“Does anybody know Jordan Catalano? That question, like, got to me. I mean, I’d had seven conversations with him, and one really bad kiss, and one amazing one. But did I, like, know him?”
“It’s such a lie that you should do what’s in your heart. If we all did what was in our hearts, the world would grind to a halt.”
You know how sometimes the last sentence you said, like, echoes in your brain, and it just keeps sounding stupider? And you have to say something else just to make it stop?
“When I was little I, like, worshipped Halloween. And truthfully, part of me still does. ‘Cause it’s your one chance all year to be someone else.”
“Love is when you look into someone’s eyes and suddenly you go all the way inside, to their soul, and you both know instantly. I always imagined I’d fall in love nursing a blind soldier who was wounded in battle. Or maybe while rescuing someone in the middle of a blizzard, seconds before the avalanche hits. I thought at least by the age of 15 I’d have a love life, but I don’t even have a like life!”
“Huge events take place on this earth every day. Earthquakes, hurricanes…even glaciers move. So why couldn’t he just…look at me?”
“They weren’t the kind of kisses you could actually evaluate. They were more like… introductory kisses.”
“When you call someone’s name, like, kind of loud, and they don’t hear you, it makes you feel really lonely.”
“Sometimes someone says something really small and it just fits right into this empty place in your heart.”
“I loved Jordan Catalano so much, and talked about him so much, and thought about him so much, it was like he lived inside me. Like he had taken possession of my soul, or something. And then one day…I got over him!”
“What I like, dread, is when people who know you in completely different ways end up in the same area. And you have to develop, this like, combination you, on the spot.”
“It was like Jordan Catalano had been surgically removed from my heart… and I was free.”
“Have you ever just, like, completely given up on someone, and then something happens, and you go, “Oh my God. There’s so much more to this person than I ever dreamed!”
Ohhhhhhhh the angst… I so, so glad I’m not a teenager anymore! However it still pulls on my heart-strings. Right, I’m off to order the box set!
Ohhh dear Jared.
GIFs and some pics from this brilliant blog.