I’ve always liked email. A lot.
It’s unobtrusive. You can reply when you have time. It’s informal. I know many dislike email for all the same reasons I love it. Especially the lack of formality occurring in this type of communication, but overall…it works for me on many different levels.
I could never finish my daily routine if I had to call all the people I email on a regular basis. It’s just way too much talking, at least for me.
But the real reason I enjoy this type of communication is unequivocally due to the possibilities existing by just having an email address.
Yes, there is all the junk-mail and constant solicitations of things you don’t care about. But there is the good too.
Now I must go on a tangent a bit to preface where I’m going with this.
You see, I have never been an A-list celebrity chaser. In other words, I wouldn’t run across the street and knock someone over to get an autograph or a picture or a smile. However, there was the impromptu lunch with Frank Sinatra. Who knows what blubber exited my mouth that afternoon. I mean cut me some slack, it was Frank. I was mezzz-merized. Enough said.
Anyways, I have always been the person who respected the behind-the-scenes of celebrity-ness. When I hear a great speech, I would rather meet the speech writer. When I see a great movie I am more interested in knowing who put it all together.
Needless to say, I am more impressed with someone who can turn a blank slate of paper into a compelling book, movie or theatrical masterpiece. Now, with that said, could I do what some of these celebrities do on film, oh good grief no, never, I just tend to gravitate to the brains behind it all. It fascinates me, especially the ins and outs of what inspired them in the first place.
So in trying to tie this all together, let me say I was pleasantly surprised as I opened my email the other night to find a note from one of the most respected and talented writers and producers in the entertainment business. I think I blinked a couple of times before I focused on her name; Amy Ephron.
Of course, this couldn’t be the Amy Ephron who wrote a book I loved, A Cup of Tea, as well as many others. This couldn’t be the Amy Ephron from the family dynasty of screenwriters, novelists and producers. The sister of Nora Ephron who just happened to write the screenplay for my favorite movie of all time, When Harry Met Sally and not to mention Sleepless in Seattle and yeah, Silkwood. Oy vey. Then there’s her other two sister’s Delia and Hallie who, oh my gawd I could just go on and on here with their achievements in terms of writing. It’s all pretty impressive. Can you tell I’m impressed?
So yes, it was that Amy. How cool.
She wondered if I would be interested in contributing to her online magazine, One for the Table, by cross-posting some of my posts made here…for all of you. Absolutely! One for the Table is a magazine dedicated to food, politics and love. I was instantly drawn to the array of topics as I also love writing about varying subject matter; food, wine, life…you never know what you’ll find here. I tend to gravitate towards eclecticness as I have many interests myself. So go check it out. Here’s my first piece…
Anyway, thanks for the nod Amy and sorry for the gushing, I just really happen to respect your work.
And now I wonder if Barry, Larry and Jerry are reading my blog…just email me k.