Sunday, June 01, 2008

SEX AND THE CITY

Three friends and I are going to see "Sex and the City" tonight. We've waited long enough. It opened two days ago, for God's sake. But we've waited much longer than that. We've waited all these years since the season finale, which we watched all together while drinking champagne and going through a box of tissues.

Two of us went in together and bought the entire series on DVD several years back. As each of us convalesced from various surgeries or illnesses, we passed the series around to make the time go faster, funnier, sexier.

The four of us met 9 years ago when we all had daughters in kindergarten together. Now our four girls are graduating from 8th grade in a week, going to three different high schools, spreading out and moving on. Not us. We'll still be here, together, in our neighborhood, holding each other up during the hard times, making each other laugh, and sharing our most personal stories with each other as only women with much history together can do.

"Friends and the City," may have been a more accurate title to the series, if you ask me. Sure, there was plenty of sex, but that's not what I remember after all is said and done. I remember the universality of the women's bond. Their way of laughing and being together. Their way of cutting right through the BS when someone was obviously hiding something. Their way of supporting each other despite their conflicting needs and situations.

Friendship.

That's what I remember.

That's what we'll be raising our Cosmopolitans to, and toasting tonight after the movie.

Friendship.

10 comments:

Anonymous said...

Why not buy four of those small bottles of champange and sneek them into the movie with you while you nibble on some great chocolate that must be purchased somewhere other than the movie theater and preferably at the Elephant Deli.........enjoy! Girls know how to have fun.

lo said...

Cheers!
And have a COSMO for moi!
xoLo

Jess said...

Have great time tonight!! Drink one for me, too!

Anonymous said...

sneek?

Go Mama said...

cheers!
can't wait to see it too!

riversgrace said...

How fabulous! You have to write a follow up - inquiring minds want to know. Not about the movie, about your night..

holly said...

how was it?

Eileen said...

Sounds like heaven. Nothing can replace the bonds of women. Nothing.
XOXOX

Jenny said...

I agree with Riversgrace. Hope you had fun!

Drama Mama said...

DUDE. I bought the entire series for myself yesterday. Sure, I watched every week on HBO for years, but now...I have Carrie and Co. in sickness and in health.

Oh yes, the friendship. Sublime. I worked with Cynthia Nixon (Miranda) years ago, and I can only imagine what goes on in the dressing rooms...