05 December 2008

A shout out for James McAvoy

While grading on Thursday morning, I watched Rory O'Shea Was Here, a film in which James McAvoy plays a quadriplegic guy who befriends another guy with CP. Regardless, at the start of the film, he's in a wheelchair, but wearing a black leather jacket, a nose ring and bleached hair in short spikes . . . and holy crap if he doesn't look just like my ex-boyfriend Jeff Lewis. I don't have a copy of a photo of Jeff on my computer from when he was younger, but here is a shot of him in 2002 that I found on the internet.

I haven't talked to Jeff in years . . . he called me about 10 days before my wedding [six years ago] to tell me he was getting divorced. That was the last time we spoke . . . he lives in the Houston area, I think, where he's been for at least 15 years.

I never even really thought James McAvoy was as handsome as people claim . . . but now I might have to reconsider. Even rocking a wheelchair [which Jeff didn't], he made me a bit misty for my misspent youth and the romances therein.

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