Thank You, Marsha Mason


Perhaps some of you may not know who the hell I’m talking about in this post, because Marsha Mason is one of the most underrated and unused actresses in Hollywood.

And it’s a damn shame….because she’s freakin’ faaaaaaaaaabulous!


I first fell in love with her talent back in the late 70’s, when she starred with Richard Dreyfuss in the movie The Goodbye Girl. If you’ve never seen the film, please rent it because it’s a charming love story that’s also a very funny comedy. I actually own it, along with several of her other films.

My own personal favorite is, Only When I Laugh.

I believe the brilliance in Marsha Mason’s acting comes from the fact that she simply throws herself into a role. And becomes.

She can do comedy as well as drama. And well.

I followed her career for ages, and then she suddenly disappeared. I later discovered that she moved away from Hollywood and started an herb ranch in New Mexico.

Back in the late 90’s while I was still living in Florida, I found she had written a book. Not a book about acting, but rather a book about her personal and spiritual search for enlightenment. At the time, I was going through the same thing so her journey utterly enthralled me.

I know this may sound strange, but by reading her book I realized why I had admired her for so long. Not only for her talent, but more so because I saw that she and I came from the same place when it pertained to our spiritual search. I truly think that’s why I have always felt so attracted to her on the screen. I can feel HER.

In 2001, when I moved back to the north east, I went through some tremendous challenges. My life literally fell apart, only to later realize that my life was falling together. I was scared and lost, so for some reason I picked up Marsha Mason’s book and reread it. And I can’t tell you how much it helped me.

I then wrote her letter, not knowing if she would ever receive it or even respond. I mailed it to the publishers of the book and asked them to forward it to her. In the letter, I told her that I had admired her onscreen work for so long and was a huge fan. I also told her that I read her book and how much it had helped me through a very rough time in my life.

So, off I sent the letter, eventually forgetting about it.

However….

….six months later when I opened my mailbox, there sat a letter from MARSHA! MASON!

I could barely open the envelope without wanting to tear into it, but feared that I would accidentally tear the letter too. And when I finally flipped open the pink stationary and began to read her words, my eyes actually flooded with tears.

Earlier this week while I was cleaning out some old boxes, I stumbled upon the letter. I had placed it in a frame because I didn’t want to damage it. I scanned a copy, so I could share it with y’all.

Now I realize this may not be too terribly exciting for anyone who might not know of or admire her as much as I do, yet seeing this letter again made me believe that dreams CAN come true.

Thank you, Marsha Mason.

And I never got the chance to tell you this until I got online and started my own blog….

Thank you for taking the time to respond to my letter, because it touched me more than you’ll ever know.

Your continued adoring fan,
Ron


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Have a terrrrific weekend everyone!

X




52 comments

  1. Ron,

    Thank you for sharing this story. I was so moved.
    Yes, you were attracted to her for the feeling that she gave. It is like an aura that surround some people who have a particular gift or quality.

    That is wonderful that she took some of her wisdom and shared it with you and everyone else who needed it, in a book. I love that letter!! The tone is friendly and personal. You are right to have framed it; it is precious.

    Thank you for a wonderful post full of hope.

    ((((((( Ronnie)))))))

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  2. Oh how marvellous that you got a reply. Keep it safe always. I remember Marsha Mason although I confess I didn't know her name until I read your post. I think I'll do a rerun of The Goodbye Girl. I'm really really glad you're not lost anymore ((Ron))... have a really splendid weekend.

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  3. Ron, that is so freaking cool! MM is TERRIFIC! I have the Goodbye Girl too and have watched it MANY times. Paula and Elliot forever! xoxo lol
    'I thought you said you were decent'
    'I am decent. I also happen to be naked' LOLOL LOVE IT!

    I'm glad that her book touched you so much. AND that she responded to your letter. Very nice!

    I liked her in Max Dugan Returns too. And probably some other stuff I'm not even remembering. The GG is classic. I really adore that one.

    Have a happy weekend, Ron. xo

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  4. ...THAT is so stinkin' [singing the word] A-W-E-S-O-M-E! ;o) And how sweet of her to actually send you a hand written letter, I love that. I'm aware of her but not really familiar with her work but I will have to check out her movies and book...

    ...A "herb ranch", interesting. :o)

    ...Just goes to show that awesome people feel and know the presence of other awesome people, and for that my awesome friend, I am grateful. ;o)

    ...Have a happy weekend and blessings too :o)

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  5. that letter is amazing and wonderful
    so personal and sweet

    I adore Marsha Mason and like you (of course) Only When I Laugh is my favorite

    how nice to find out that she is exactly the type of person I thought she was

    btw - I was watching a movie called Ghosts of Girlfriends Past and Anne Archer played the very sexy, very funny, very wonderful mom of the bride and I thought of you :)

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  6. What an awesome find! I love her handwriting. You know what else? I see now that people have lost the art of letter writing. My friends and I always wrote letters! Email and texting...bah!

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  7. Hey there Barbara~

    "Yes, you were attracted to her for the feeling that she gave. It is like an aura that surround some people who have a particular gift or quality."

    Yes, that's it exactly! From the moment I saw on her on the screen, I was instantly drawn to her. Not only her amazing talent, but HER.

    The book she wrote is very much the tone of this letter. Personal, easy to read, approachable.

    Thanks so much for stopping by, my friend. Always a joy to see ya!

    Have a wonderful weekend!

    (((((( Barb ))))))

    X

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  8. Gooood Morning Valerie~

    "Oh how marvellous that you got a reply."

    Yippeeeeeeeeeeee! I was so happy to recieve this letter I jumped up and down like a little kid!

    Yes, I have it safely framed and in a box. She wrote the letter with felt tipped pen, therefore it's faded a bit, so I try to keep it from the light.

    Wasn't The Goodbye Girl such a wonderful film? She and Dreyfuss were perfect foils for one another. I adore anything written by Neil Simon. Brilliant writer, because he knows how to say what he wants to say without using too many words.

    " I'm really really glad you're not lost anymore ((Ron))..."

    HA! Well...I have to admit, I still DO let lost now and then. But I now have a strong spiritual base to help me along.

    Thanks so much for stopping by, dear lady. Always enjoyed!

    Have splendid weekend too!

    X

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  9. Hey Crystal Chick~

    " MM is TERRIFIC! I have the Goodbye Girl too and have watched it MANY times. Paula and Elliot forever! xoxo lol
    'I thought you said you were decent'
    'I am decent. I also happen to be naked' LOLOL LOVE IT!"

    Bwhahahahahahahahahahahaha! You GO, girl! Yes....you definately KNOW this film!

    I can watch it over and over again, and still laugh. The ending is so touching. I cry every time!

    You would love her book, I just know you would. I think you can still get it a B&N. If you're ever there one day, just pick it up and read a few chapters, it's wonderful.

    "I liked her in Max Dugan Returns too."

    Yes....me tooooooo!

    She's been in couple of movies as a character actress over the years, but still not as much as I would like. She played Judy Garland's mother in the Judy Davis movie of "Me And My Shadow." Brilliant!

    Thanks a bunch for stopping by, neighbor! Have a super weekend! I heard the weather is supposed to be cooler - yahoooo!

    X

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  10. Gooooood Morning TJ~

    *squealing*

    Isn't it so stinkin' awesome??? I just about fainted when I got the letter.

    "And how sweet of her to actually send you a hand written letter, I love that."

    Me too! It made it all the more personal.

    I think you would really enjoy her a work. She's very 'human' in her roles, so you quickly identify with her.

    Yes, she started her own herb ranch and created her own line of skincare products with them. I think she has since sold the ranch, but her products are sill available online. They're great!

    "...Just goes to show that awesome people feel and know the presence of other awesome people, and for that my awesome friend, I am grateful. ;o)"

    Me too......(((((( TJ ))))))

    As always, it's a delight to read your comments. Thank you for stopping by!

    Happy weekend, dear lady!

    X

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  11. Hi Lady Dianne~

    "I adore Marsha Mason and like you (of course) Only When I Laugh is my favorite"

    Yahoooooooooooo! I had a strong feeling that you knew of and enjoyed her as much as I do. Only When I laugh is based on the Neil Simon play, The Gingerbread Lady. I saw the play in New York, but they changed the name for the movie. Also, used different actors.

    I loved James Coco as her best friend. Sadly, that was his last movie.

    "how nice to find out that she is exactly the type of person I thought she was."

    Isn't that cool? I kinda had the same feeling.

    OMG....thank you for telling me about the Anne Archer movie, because I've not heard of it. I will look for it when it comes out on DVD at the video store. I LOVE Anne Archer. She's so beautiful, talented, and sexy!

    Thanks a bunch for stopping by, dear lady. Always enjoy sharing with you!

    Have a supa' weekend!

    X to you and the gang!

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  12. Hey there Katherine~

    " I love her handwriting. You know what else? I see now that people have lost the art of letter writing. My friends and I always wrote letters! Email and texting...bah!"

    You are soooooooooooo right. The art of letter writing is a LOST art. Because of emails and such, I've totally lost the ability to actually sit down and handwrite a letter.

    I use to be very into writing letters. I use to use sealing wax and a seal with all my letters and cards!!!!

    Thank you for stopping by, Katherine. Always so nice to see you!

    Enjoy your weekend!

    X

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  13. Wow, Ron, what a terrific and moving post!

    "My life literally fell apart, only to later realize that my life was falling together."

    That's an incredible insight--I've got similar feelings myself right now so your observations are most appreciated. And I think it's so lovely that Marsha Mason wrote back to you! Thanks so much for sharing and have a great weekend!

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  14. Hiya Rob~

    "That's an incredible insight--I've got similar feelings myself right now so your observations are most appreciated."

    The experience I went through back then was perhaps the scariest and most lost time in my life. I was completely out of control over what was happening to my life at the time. I discovered something very interesting....when I 'think' I'm the most powerless, is when I'm the most powerful.

    I'm sure (you being a movie lover) know of Marsha Mason and her work. Isn't she a talented lady?

    Thanks so much for stopping by, buddy. Have a super weekend!

    X

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  15. Lovely post. I'm so tickled she wrote back to you, what a great lady! I've always thought she was one of the best and under-rated actresses.

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  16. Hi SuziCate~

    Thank you.

    " I'm so tickled she wrote back to you, what a great lady!"

    Meeeeeeeeeeee too!

    " I've always thought she was one of the best and under-rated actresses."

    You said it. And on Amazon, where they sell her book, quite a few of book reviews that people left shared the same thing.

    Thanks for stopping by, my friend! Have a glorious weekend!

    X

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  17. WOW! That is amazing that she hand wrote a letter to you! And how wonderful that YOU took the time to seek her out and let her know how she touched your life!

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  18. Hi Bijoux~

    This is one of those moments that happens in your life, which you say......"I can't believe it REALLY happened?!?!"

    I didn't remember how it truly touched me until I saw the letter again this week.

    It's good to be reminded.

    Thanks so much for stopping by, dear lady! Wishing you a faaaaaabulous weekend!

    P.S. btw, the maintenance people in my building had to come back into my apartment again today, to RE-fix the leak - OY! I thought you and your most recent post.

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  19. Hi Ron, this is so cool!

    Yes, I am familiar with Marson Mason and really like her acting. I saw the movie you spoke of so very long ago, therefore I don't really remember the whole thing. I'll have to rent it again.

    Thank you for sharing her letter with us. So very special because it's written in a personal way.

    Have a nice weekend, Ron!

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  20. Hola Denise~

    " I saw the movie you spoke of so very long ago, therefore I don't really remember the whole thing. I'll have to rent it again."

    Sooooo glad to hear you know of the movie. It's really a great film in which the comedy remains timeless. Richard Dreyfuss and she together are a HOOT!

    Always so nice to see your comments, girl! Mucho thanks for stopping by. Have a marvi weekend!

    X

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  21. OK, I'll admit I've never heard of Marsha Mason before...I assumed she was somehow involved in a great jar dynasty...but I'm very impressed that she took the time to write back to you, and I'm thrilled that you got to correspond with one of your heros! Or heroines, if you will. That's faaaaaabulous, Ron!

    And I'll put The Goodbye Girl on my Netflix queue. It sounds like it's worth checking out.

    Have a terrific weekend! Stay cool.

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  22. Woo hoo! How lovely of Marsha to write such a personal letter to you. What a sweet person she must be.

    You know you should use UV filtering glass in that frame, don't you? Especially with the ink she used being a paler colour anyway!

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  23. That is amazing! What a lovely person, to take the time to answer your letter. The fact that she wrote it by hand makes it all the more personal and precious. I would treasure it too :)

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  24. i adore her and am so happy to see this...thank you for sharing it, dear friend...and cherish it always, as you have. i am happy she was able to share with you wisdom that helped you get through a dark time. sometimes our teachers come from the strangest, mostly unlikely of places. xxx

    and also, i did not change your blogspot address to see if this would click over from the reader and it did without a hitch! YAYAY :)
    kisses and hugs for the weekend, ronnie.♥

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  25. Howdy Mark~

    "OK, I'll admit I've never heard of Marsha Mason before...I assumed she was somehow involved in a great jar dynasty.."

    Bwhahahahahhahahahahaha! Mark, that freakin' KILLED ME!!! "great JAR dynasty" !!!!!!! Soooooo clever you are!

    OMG...knowning YOUR sense of humor, I think you'll find The Goodbye Girl really funny. Dreyfuss is HYSTERICAL! So if you have some time, and feel like it, please rent it because I think you would love it.

    Thanks for stopping by, buddy. And thanks for ALWAYS making me laugh!

    Have a super weekend!

    X

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  26. Hey Jay~

    "How lovely of Marsha to write such a personal letter to you. What a sweet person she must be."

    I always loved her, but after getting this letter I loved her even more!

    "You know you should use UV filtering glass in that frame, don't you? Especially with the ink she used being a paler colour anyway!"

    No, I didn't know that, so thank you soooooooooo much for passing on the wonderful bit of information. Yup....I'll get a UV filter glass frame as soon as possible. Thanks again, Jay!

    And thanks for stopping by, dear lady. Have a flawless weekend!

    X

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  27. Hiya Babs~

    "What a lovely person, to take the time to answer your letter. The fact that she wrote it by hand makes it all the more personal and precious. I would treasure it too."

    Yes, you're right...the fact that she wrote it by hand makes me appreciate it all the more!

    What a great gal she is!

    Thanks so much for stopping by, dear lady. Wishing you and Mo a grrrrreat weekend!

    X to you both!

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  28. Hello Dear Linda~

    "i adore her and am so happy to see this..."

    I knew you would be familiar with her, I just KNEW it! Isn't she a wonderful actress? And it's a damn same she's not often on the screen. I think she's done some theater, but not too much film in the past 5 years. I think after she and Neil Simon got divorced, she was kinda shunned from Hollywood. I believe I read that somewhere.

    " did not change your blogspot address to see if this would click over from the reader and it did without a hitch! YAYAY :)"

    Yaaaaaaaay....great to hear that! Yes, if use my old URL on my browser is still works. However, eventually it won't.

    Thanks a bunch for stopping by, my friend. Hope you're feeling better!!!

    (((( Linda ))))

    Have a lovely weekend.....xoxoxoooxo

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  29. I was just IN New Mexico - I could have looked her up and brought back some herbs for you, Ron. I wonder if she bakes them into brownies? It's so EXCITING that you received a reply. I could feel your excitement as I read the post. I've never gotten a repy from anyone famous...PITY PARTY TIME...but maybe it's because I've never sent anyone famous a letter. Except Santa. He replied, but left cookie crumbs all over the damn page.

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  30. Hey Tracy~

    "I was just IN New Mexico - I could have looked her up and brought back some herbs for you, Ron."

    OMG...that's right, you WERE just in New Mexico!!!!!

    "I wonder if she bakes them into brownies?"

    Bwhahahahahahahhahahahahahaha!
    Bwhahahahahhaahhahahahahahaha!

    HOLY SHIT....that totally caught me off-guard and made me HOWL!

    Touche' girl, Touche'!

    Yeah...it's funny, because as I was putting this post together I got VERY excited about the letter again. I had totally forgotten that I had it, because it was stashed away in my closet for so many years. Seeing it again, made me remember how I felt.

    "I've never sent anyone famous a letter. Except Santa. He replied, but left cookie crumbs all over the damn page."

    Bwhahahahahahahahahaaha! HILARIOUS!

    Thanks so much for stopping by, my friend. And thanks so much for the GREAT laughs!

    Have a fantabulous weekend!

    X

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  31. I hae always loved Marsha Mason too. I loved The Goodbye Girl too and Max Dugan Returns. I think it is absoultely awesome that she took the time to write to you personally, that she didn't pawn it off on an assistan or something. That proves to me what a wonderful "person" she is... very real and kind. I would treasure that letter too!

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  32. Hiya Peg~

    Isn't Marsha Mason the BOMB? Not only for responding to my letter, but more so because of her talent and openness in writing about her search. The book really helped me when I was at a very challenging time in my life.

    "she took the time to write to you personally, that she didn't pawn it off on an assistan or something. That proves to me what a wonderful "person" she is... very real and kind. "

    Amen!

    Thanks for stopping by, dear friend. Hope you have a wonderful weekend!

    X

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  33. What a wonderful and personable thing for her to do. I think it is wonderful that you kept the letter too. Do you think there is a reason why you found it now? sometimes fate works in weird ways like that.

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  34. Hey there Katherine~

    Nice too see ya, dear lady!

    "Do you think there is a reason why you found it now? sometimes fate works in weird ways like that."

    Ha! You're absolutely RIGHT....yes, it very well could be FATE.

    Change instore!!!!!

    Hope you're having a wonderful weekend, my friend.

    Sending ya LOTS of Reiki with this comment, that it helps heal your heart during your recent loss.

    ((((( Katherine ))))))

    X

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  35. Hi Ron,

    I wandered over here from mel's corner of our world. Hope ya don't mind!

    I wanted to leave a comment because reading this post this evening just made me SMILE... from the inside out!

    Such a lovely, heartwarming story.

    Happy Weekend!
    Gayle
    (aka: Anonymous G)

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  36. wow, what a treasure! that was lovely of her to write a personal note to you and I can tell from your words that it meant the world to you. I too hope that you have found the precious balance between daily activities that consume our time and your quest for growth, joy and peace. I think about this a lot. Our days are not given to us with a money back guarantee for us to return them and start over. The moments evaporate. But for some reason, the struggle I have with (a portion) of my faith still plagues me. It is as though I am trying to look through a very worn mirror to the other side. There are some spots where the reflective silver has scratched away and I can see the brilliance on the other side. And the beauty of the truth moves me to tears. But then in a split second I lose the thread and see only a blurry version of myself again.

    where the hell did that come from?
    what's the name of Marsha's book?

    xoxo sending love, diane

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  37. Wow.

    Now that's cool.
    Seriously.

    I'm impressed she made the time to answer personally, even if it was a bit long in coming.
    Way nicer than the mass produced post cards that get sent out nowadays. Or.....maybe they do it all by email nowadays. OMG that makes me sound ancient.....

    Frame it, display it and keep that special feeling. Cuz ya are, yaknow.
    We know that.
    Just checking to make sure YOU know that.

    ((((((((((( Ron )))))))))))))

    You didn't just 'adjust' to life in the east--you've thrived.
    ...with a little help from the heat, snow and the scent of hippopotamus vomit, huh?

    :-/

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  38. Greetings Gayle~

    Welcome! Thank you so much for stopping by and sharing a comment. So nice to meet ya!

    Yes, I've seen you around Mel's Dream (I think). And no, don't mind that you wandered over at all.

    So glad you enjoyed this post. I didn't remember just how much her letter affected me until I read it again, so I wanted to share my feelings.

    Such a wonderful lady, she is. Great actress. And cool human being.

    Please stop by whenever you wish. You're always welcomed!

    Happy Weekend!

    X

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  39. Hey Diane~

    Thank you sooooo much for sharing your feelings in this post, because they are SO enlightening and TRUE!

    "Our days are not given to us with a money back guarantee for us to return them and start over. The moments evaporate."

    You said it, girl! And having gone through what I experienced back then, that is something I have learned because the 'present moments' were all I had. Yet, I still struggle with it at times (living in and appreciating each moment) because often I get caught up in 'thinking' ahead.'

    I just love how you expressed this...

    "It is as though I am trying to look through a very worn mirror to the other side. There are some spots where the reflective silver has scratched away and I can see the brilliance on the other side. And the beauty of the truth moves me to tears. But then in a split second I lose the thread and see only a blurry version of myself again..

    How beautiful and honest!

    I believe faith/growth is a process, therefore I think we all feel like that at times. I know I do.

    If you click on the link 'book' it will take you to Marsha Mason's book, where you can read a brief overview. It's called, Journey, Personal Odyssey. I think you may enjoy it. It's very blunt and honest.

    Again, thank you so much for sharing your thoughts and feelings on this post. You've added MUCH!

    Have a wonderful weekend, Diane!

    X to you and Cristybella!

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  40. Hiya Mel~

    "I'm impressed she made the time to answer personally, even if it was a bit long in coming.
    Way nicer than the mass produced post cards that get sent out nowadays."

    I agree! And the fact that her letter was personal, made it all the more precious.

    "Frame it, display it and keep that special feeling. Cuz ya are, yaknow.
    We know that.
    Just checking to make sure YOU know that."

    Yup....I sure will, dear lady!

    "You didn't just 'adjust' to life in the east--you've thrived.
    ...with a little help from the heat, snow and the scent of hippopotamus vomit, huh?"

    Bwhahahahahahahahahahaha! That CRACKED ME UP!!!! Tooo funny!

    Yes, even though my first few years here were a bit challenging, I know in my heart of hearts, I was meant to return to the north east. I truly love it here!

    Thanks oodles for dropping by today, Mel! And thank you for your sweet words.

    Enjoy your weekend!

    X to you and the Bug!

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  41. I want to believe that dreams come true. I see what you mean by feeling scared. I get that feeling more than I'd like. I'll start looking for a new job soon and this scares me. I am afraid of rejection. Yet, shouldn't I face things from a hopeful, clean, neutral perspective? Don't I have things to offer? Difficult to be sure of yourself at times. But I want to. Your friendship in my life has helped me to feel better about me. Merci mon ami - thanks my friend!

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  42. Bonjour Susu~

    "I see what you mean by feeling scared. I get that feeling more than I'd like. I'll start looking for a new job soon and this scares me."

    I think we ALL feel that way. Even though I'm willing to take chances (make change) it still frightens me. However, fear is one of my lessons. I've known this since I was small child. Fear is my teacher.

    "Yet, shouldn't I face things from a hopeful, clean, neutral perspective? Don't I have things to offer? Difficult to be sure of yourself at times. But I want to."

    Yes, it IS difficult to be sure of ourselves at times. I doubt constantly, but I realize it's ME I'm doubting. My ability to perceive the guidance.

    I've made some not-so-great choices in my life doubting myself, however they were all things I learned something from.

    The process continues.

    Thank you so much for stopping by and sharing your thoughts and feelings on this post, beautiful lady. You've added much!

    Merci mon ami!

    Enjoy your weekend!

    Ciao...X

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  43. That's awesome! It's nice to some celebs actually take the time to hand write letters to fans. I mean, she could have just sent you a head shot and a signature, or nothing at all. I'm suddenly in the mood to watch The Goodbye Girl again.

    Now, if only she and Rick Moranis would get back to acting!

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  44. Howdy Herman~

    "It's nice to some celebs actually take the time to hand write letters to fans. I mean, she could have just sent you a head shot and a signature, or nothing at all."

    Exactly! So, it makes this all the more special.

    You GO, Marsha Mason!

    Isn't the Goodbye Girl faaaaaaabulous?

    "Now, if only she and Rick Moranis would get back to acting!"

    Yes! Yes! RICK MORANIS!!! What the hell happened to him? I haven't seen him in anything for YEARS. Loved him in Little Shop Of Horrors!

    Thanks so much for stopping by, buddy! Hope you had a wonderful weekend!

    X to you and the family!

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  45. aw, that was such an awesome experience! i had never written a letter to the authors that managed to inspire me, except you. ;) i supposed i always assumed that they will receive way too many letters to pay mine any attention. but from what we have read from your experience, i might be so wrong! you are so, so lucky to have received her letter! that moment must made you the happiest person in the world!

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  46. Greetings Levian~

    " had never written a letter to the authors that managed to inspire me, except you. ;) i supposed i always assumed that they will receive way too many letters to pay mine any attention. but from what we have read from your experience, i might be so wrong!"

    Me too! This was the first time I EVER wrote a letter to a celebrity; not knowing if they would even return a response!?!

    Yup...it made me a VERY happy person!

    Thanks so much for stopping by, my friend! Have a great week!

    X

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  47. Oh crap, RON!! I love Marsha Mason! And I can't believe she HAND WROTE you a letter back!! That is flippen incredible!!

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  48. Hey Meleah~

    Wasn't that so sweet of her?

    Glad to hear you know of and LOVE Marsha Mason! To me, she ROCKS!

    Thanks so much for stopping by, girl!

    X

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  49. How nice and unHollywood of her to write you back. I loved her in Cinderella Liberty and The Goodbye Girl. You're so right, she is/was very underrated.

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  50. Hey there Lady Nitebyrd~

    "How nice and unHollywood of her to write you back."

    I know, wasn't that VERY cool of her?

    OMG...I LOVE Cinderella Liberty. She and Jimmy Caan were awesome! I think that was the film that made her famous.

    She's sooooooo underrated. And what a shame.

    Thanks for stopping by, Sis!

    X ya!

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  51. That is so amazing! I love hearing stories like that. It's so nice when someone you admire comes through. It's interesting how she did just kind of disappear from films. I think it's so wonderful that you let her know how much her book meant to you. It obviously touched her as well.

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  52. Hey Jen~

    "I love hearing stories like that. It's so nice when someone you admire comes through."

    Isn't that amazing? Honestly, I was TOTALLY surprised that I got a response. And VERY happy!!!!

    "It's interesting how she did just kind of disappear from films."

    I think she went more into theater after she left film. I see here every once in a while in small character roles, but nothing like she was offered back in the 70's and 80's.

    Thanks for stopping by, my friend! Always FAB seeing ya!

    Have a great day.....X

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