We lost Nora Ephron.
And it is all of our loss because she was of us.
She knew what it meant to be human. What it meant to be a woman.
"...and we're all trying so hard to be healthy and thin in an era where there is the greatest bread in the world..." is why I loved Nora Ephron.
I don't know how to quantify the influence Nora Ephron had on me. She made it okay to be sharp and realistic, a little bitter at moments, but always with a strong sense of humor and the ridiculous. She knew people better than most of us knew ourselves. She knew the way we hung in our personality bags and she knew the way we sometimes burst out of those bags. She elevated women's stories, women's place, the genre of romcom and her own special style of humor to a top tier. She and her voice will be sorely, sorely missed.
Here are some of my favorite quotes from her and lovely things people have said about her influence...