• incredible handwritten image by lisa congdon.
i was so saddened to hear the news of the passing of nora ephron. she is one of my heroes. we will be having a nora ephron movie marathon in her honor this weekend. when harry met sally, you've got mail, julie and julia, sleepless in seattle, and bewitched are among my forever faves. i especially love listening to her audio books (read the post i devoted to her in 2010). however if you read them in page format, her voice still comes through strong and clear and brilliant. you will want to be her best friend. you feel as though you understand her and you know she'd understand you. she is an incredible writer and i always put down her books (being a little sad to have finished it) with renewed gumption to write my own. to motivate another writer without writing about the topic of writing is the very essence of a great writer.