Friday, August 7, 2009

John Hughes-RIP

Growing up, John Hughes movies made me laugh until I cried- and they made me feel normal- like Kelly the dork  with the glasses and faulty pancreas wasn't alone. His writing was phenomenal, the lines have became part of our  American history, culture, and conversation- and on a personal note- I quote them  A LOT. 

When I heard the news he passed yesterday- I felt like part of me was gone- more specifically that part of my youth that made me both smile and cringe.  I felt old, I felt sad, and I thought how much his family was going to miss him. 

John- thank you for always making me smile, laugh and feel like I was perfect just the way I was~ 

Special shout out to my friend Steve for posting the following quote on his FB Status- it sums up the worlds thoughts on John~

John Hughes: "The sportos, the motorheads, geeks, sluts, bloods, waistoids, dweebies, dickheads... they all adore him, they think he's a righteous dude." RIP my friend.......


Karen said...

What a loss. I went to high school from 1982 - 1986, so his movies were IT!!! I may have to do a John Hughes marathon this weekend in remembrance.

Cara said...

I was so young during the time these movies were released, but somehow, they made their way into my life anyway. I am an 80's child, through and through and John Hughes movies are on my DVD stand, right along side my musicals. :)
I am having my 13 year old sister over this afternoon and I am going to educate her by watching The Breakfast Club. Sigh. RIP John. You defined a generation.