Fried Green Tomatoes
Universal Pictures (1991)
This wonderful movie debuted in theaters 30 years ago today, but I didn't see it until many years after it was released. A very special person from my past watched it with me in her living room, and it's stuck with me ever since.
Two lines from this movie echo in my mind from that time in my life: "a heart can be broken, but it keeps on beatin' just the same." and "she's the best friend I've ever had and I love her." In a lifetime that has been filled with some pretty tough choices, walking away was one of the hardest decision I ever had to make, but everything happens for a reason, and things worked out the way that they had to for both of us.