At 12:30 this morning I was up and online. To my deep sadness, I read we just lost Nora Ephron.
I stopped in silence. Not only was she a true Visionary for all women (especially those in the entertainment industry), according to Meryl Streep, she was “an expert in all the departments of living well”.
I found so many of Nora’s close friends paying their touching tributes and sending out their sincere prayerful thoughts to her and her remaining family, I thought, this is so touching I’ll let their voices ring right now with MOMZ IN THE MIX echoing their energy.
This is a VERY touching group paying tribute to the late author-journalist-screenwriter-director, who died Tuesday at 71.
“You could call on her for anything: doctors, restaurants, recipes, speeches, or just a few jokes, and we all did it, constantly.” “Nora just looked at every situation and cocked her head and thought, ‘Hmmmm, how can I make this more fun?” Meryl Streep.
(Meryl was nominated for a Best Actress Oscar for her role as Julia Child in Ephron’s Julie & Julia (2009) .
“At a dinner table and on a film set she lifted us all with wisdom and wit mixed with love for us and love for life.” “Rita and I are so very sad to lose our friend who brought so much joy to all who were lucky enough to know her.” Tom Hanks & Rita Wilson
(Tom Hanks is famously known for his work with Nora in Sleepless in Seattle (1993) and You’ve Got Mail (1998)
“Being her Harry to Meg’s Sally will always have a special place in my heart – a “brilliant writer and humorist.” “I was very lucky to get to say her words. ”
(Billy Crystal, who costarred with Meg Ryan in When Harry Met Sally (1989), and which Ephron wrote and Rob Reiner directed)
“I am so grateful that she was my friend and we had the opportunity to work together. My thoughts and love are with her family at this time. I will never forget the dinners, games and laughter we all shared.” Nicole Kidman,
(Nicole collaborated with Ephron on Bewitched (2005)
“She was the one you wanted to read, to listen to, to be in the company of. Nora Ephron. Incomparable wit; delightful friend. Sadness reigns.” Steve Martin
We are so grateful to have been able to experience such a beautiful spirit, writer, director and MOM. You will be forever missed and most importantly remembered as one MOM who paved the road for smart, strong, independent female stories. Thank you for knowing your true Vein of Gold.