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Thursday, June 28, 2012

Migraine Awareness Month Blogging Challenge #28: Lights, Camera, Action

LOVE & OTHER DRUGS

A movie character that I identify with is Maggie in Love and Other Drugs - I've written about this in Movie: Love & Other Drugs.

"Sometimes the things you want the most don’t happen and what you least expect happens. I don’t know – you meet thousands of people and none of them really touch you. And then you meet that one person and your life is changed, forever" -Jamie Randall (in Love & Other Drugs)

Unfortunately, there's not a very good video of the most moving clip in the movie, but here's the best I could find.

DROP DEAD DIVA

A TV show character that I identify with is Jane in Drop Dead Diva. I started watching this show on Netflix (last year), and quickly fell in love with it. The premise is that an aspiring model (Deb) that is killed in a car crash gets brought back to life as a n intelligent, overweight lawyer (Jane).

Her experience resonates with me because I kinda feel like I'm also in a new / foreign body. My migraines are so frequent and debilitating that I have so many more limitations than I've ever had before, and I'm still trying to learn to respect and live within my new limitations.

A lot of the show is Jane's journey to figuring out who she is now (she's a combination of Deb and Jane). She also has to deal with others' expectations. I definitely relate to her struggle with others' expectations, but I write about that a lot (such as, Expectations and Relationships).

A quote from the show that really hit / touched me was: "It's been nine years. The world that I lived in has moved on without me; and if I want to move on, I guess I just have to let go" - Jane (in Drop Dead Diva)

Here's a clip that includes the show opening and "Saying goodbye to the (old) Jane."


This post was written as part of the Migraine Awareness Month Blogging Challenge (MAMBC), which is initiated by www.FightingHeadacheDisorders.com and the National Migraine Awareness Month is initiated by the National Headache Foundation (NHF).