Not now, Ma
Is there a particular person in your life who drives you bananas? Maybe it’s a friend, maybe a co-worker or it could be your Mom or Dad. Let’s face it; there are people in your life whom you may love with all your heart, but when they find your buttons they go ahead and push like crazy!
Dorothy and Sophia have this relationship dynamic for sure. Sophia is this “short, scrawny, bird-like thing who never shut up.” In fact, she often bosses Dorothy around which is hilarious considering Dorothy looms over her and is no wallflower herself. The dynamic between this mother-daughter duo is relatable and comforting because, while the mom-driving-her-child-crazy scenario may be a common one, it speaks a great deal of reality to a lot of people. Throughout the show these two share laughs, tears, family deaths and fights. What makes it relatable even to relationships that are not mother-daughter is that they very often dip their whole damn foot in the lake of friendship….and then, quite frankly, soak the hell out of it. Their relationship freezes, melts and flows just like water but their love and bond stays constant throughout it all. It changes and changes again, all the while never loses it’s actual structure; the structure is just malleable. Those are the relationships worth saving and holding close: the ones that let you grow and change, separate and come back together without judgement and only with love.
It’s just like Sophia said when she speaks of her relationship with Sal and compares it to food. The cheese is like their love: “It stretches, but never breaks.”
Here’s to relationships that resemble mozzarella!
In friendship and cheesecake,