The Hepburn cure

On top of some serious stress from the LSAT, (Trying to get into Columbia Law is eating away at my soul...), I woke up this morning feeling like my brain had been cooked in a frying pan and covered in goosebumps. The flu in August? Not possible. I simply have too much studying to do to entertain such negative thoughts. About 15 pages into my logical reasoning practice questions, my temples throbbing overtook my capacity for logical..anything. Goodness this is going to be a rough couple months of studying, I thought to myself. Finally, I succumbed to the feverish headache that I had been plaguing me all day long. After a bout of hysterics...why now?! why when I have the most important test of my life to be studying for!? Next, the anger at my body betraying me on such short notice; otherwise I could have ingested some Vitamin C and Echinacea. Germs can be so inconsiderate that way. So I swathed myself in terry cloth and blankets and laid down on the lime green velvet couch of my parents living room to watch something cheerful and non-LSAT panic inducing. And there she was, like an old friend. Audrey Hepburn in that amazing black dress designed by Hubert de Givenchy for the 1961 film, Breakfast at Tiffany's. Shoes in the fridge, crawling along the fire escape in her bathrobe, only Audrey could bring me this much joy in my feverish, anxious state.

Holly Golightly: You know those days when you get the mean reds?
Paul Varjak: The mean reds, you mean like the blues?
Holly Golightly: No. The blues are because you're getting fat and maybe it's been raining too long, you're just sad that's all. The mean reds are horrible. Suddenly you're afraid and you don't know what you're afraid of. Do you ever get that feeling?
Paul Varjak: Sure.
Holly Golightly: Well, when I get it the only thing that does any good is to jump in a cab and go to Tiffany's. Calms me down right away. The quietness and the proud look of it; nothing very bad could happen to you there. If I could find a real-life place that'd make me feel like Tiffany's, then - then I'd buy some furniture and give the cat a name!

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