Thursday, June 21, 2007

The Devil Wears Prada and This I Believe

One of my favorite segments these days is This I believe. Deep-heartfelt convictions by random npr listeners, (and where npr admirably edits out the trash that makes up 99% of listener input into talk radio). In my long commutes listening to podcasts, I have often pondered what I would submit. One likely candidate is, I believe in respect. Something there is too little of I feel in most discourse.

So that's why I liked The Devil Wears Prada (which I just saw). I was worried at times, it would veer into sanctimonious messages about the proper way to live, but it didn't, it ended with respect. A respect for the importance of fashion, as important as "hard journalism," and a respect of the choices we make between career and family. We have to make choices, but the movie respects those who take other paths.

I respect that.

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