Saturday, April 5, 2008


I watched the movie Affliction yesterday. It was made in 1997 and stars Nick Nolte and Sissy Spacek. The movie is actually based on a book by Russell Banks, an author I've enjoyed reading in the past, so I thought ~ why not?

To preface what I'm about to say, I must explain.... growing up I was always told that I resemble Sissy Spacek, not so much by family or friends, but more by strangers (particularly ones from my parents' generation). I cannot even count the number of people who have told me this... from the saleslady in Talbots to a waitress to multiple customers at the Toy Store where I used to work. Usually I would get the comment when my bangs were a little on the longer side.

Over the course of the last 8 years, Tim & I have discussed this resemblance quite a few times, however he never actually knew what she looked like. As he walked through the living room yesterday, I called him over to see. After looking at the TV, he requested a 'close-up', to which he replied with a sudden gasp, "WHOA... I totally see it!!!"

Sissy Spacek, Photograph by Timothy White

Me (& Sebastian) in Feb. 2004

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