Monday, September 14, 2009

Nobody puts Baby in a corner. Nobody!

I was 17 years old when the movie "Dirty Dancing" came out. I remember watching it on video tape with my Mom and my cousin Brenda. Several times in a row. I also remember when we used the slow motion on the vcr to try and figure out just how naked Patrick Swayze was when he was climbing out of bed in one particular scene. I've watched this movie multiple times since that first time. I (and my Mom) can probably quote most of it by heart.

I fell in love with him in that movie. And had to find and watch every movie he had done prior to it. As the years went by, I watched every movie he did after it. Some were great, some were okay, some were "meh". None was as compelling as Dirty Dancing. There was just something about that movie. I wanted to be Baby. So did every other woman I know.

And now he's gone.

Life is too short. It's too short to spend not doing what you want to do. It's too short to sit in a corner.