I discovered Halestorm a few years ago, thanks to my heart sister. My love for the band hasn’t stopped since then. I’ve stopped counting how many hours I spent listening to this band. For this week’s Monday Music edition, I picked Here’s To Us. This song speaks to me so much. I love the lyrics and how they talk about how we can make it through the storm, no matter what. I think of hope, perseverance, good times in the eye of the storm, friendship.
Have a good week!
Kissing Jessica Stein was released in 2001, directed by Charles Herman-Wurmfeld and co-written by its two main actresses Heather Juergensen and Jennifer Westfeldt. It tells the story of two women who find themselves in a rather dry romantic land at this given time in their lives. On one hand, Jessica Stein is a Jewish copy editor and Helen Cooper is a art gallerist who is into more eastern spirituality and philosophy.
Curious to try a lesbian relationship out, for she has been pretty bored with male company, Helen places a personal advertisement including a quote from poet Rainer Maria Rilke. The quote catches Jessica’s eye, for she admires Rilke. The two women eventually meet. Jessica freaks out but eventually hangs out with Helen the evening they meet nevertheless. After Helen kisses her, she realizes that she might be open to explore things with her.
This movie is quirky, touching and beautifully observed about life experiences. Jessica and Helen gain a lot from their relationship, not just in their sexual preferences, but also in what they want and who they can be. I love that they are able to remain friends once they aren’t romantic partners anymore, that they still are dear to each other. There is a lot of things about learning and evolving in one’s life in Kissing Jessica Stein, which is why I highly recommend it.