Valentine’s Musings…Michael J Fox & Tracy Pollan, the Universe in Action

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I know a lot of people call Valentine’s Day a “greeting card holiday”, but this day is a reminder to pause and take a moment to tell those you love how you feel. It doesn’t need to be a romantic relationship…love is love, be it a lover, family, friend or even that magnificent person in the mirror. Take a moment and express your love!


This song is “When Chemicals React” by Aly & AJ. Whoever created the YouTube did a superb job making the “Family Ties” montage match the song.

TV Love Turns to Real Life Love:
The writers of Family Ties gave the uptight Economics major Alex a love interest, Ellen, an Art major, his polar opposite. Cast in the role of Ellen was Tracy Pollan who reportedly assumed Michel J Fox was a typical Hollywood type…but time would change that assumption. On TV and in real life, the chemistry was undeniable.
In 1988, Michael and Tracy were married.

For those who question the reality of intuition, I have one of my intuitive moments to share. A few days before the first Family Ties episode with Tracy Pollan was to air, Entertainment Tonight interviewed her. I was hit with a realization, “She’s the one that Michael is supposed to end up with.” I was so sure of it, that a few months later I was annoyed that a magazine cover had Tracy with Kevin Bacon. A couple of years passed and I watched Michael J Fox win an Emmy and kiss someone. I couldn’t see who it was because the shot cut so quick. As he accepted his award, Michael said, “I love you, Tracy!” I screamed and started to jump around, yelling, “I knew it! I knew it!” My mom looked at me like I had totally lost my mind! Later, Tracy was his rock when Michael had to come to grips with having Parkinson’s Disease.

The reason I share this story is that many of us go through periods of extreme loneliness, thinking we may never find that one person with whom to share our life. However, the universe will put us in contact with the right person when we are really ready. The road to my husband and I getting together was far from a straight one…I had similar intuitive impulses that we were meant to be together, yet the relationship didn’t come to fruition and didn’t seem viable. …until it happened in its own time. The time that lay in between on that crooked road included others that I now realize we were meant to meet and love, laugh with, ache for and grow from those experiences. So, if you are feeling like it will never happen for you, just remember that the universe takes its time, but it is worth the wait…it will happen for YOU! Love to you all!!!!!
Now, go do your heart some good, and find out more about supporting Parkinson’s research:
The Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research
The Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research Facebook Page
The Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research Twitter Page
The Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research YouTube Page
Update:February 15, 2012Michael J Fox Op-Ed: Volunteers needed in fights against Parkinson’s
PS. If you are wanting to see “The Real Thing” Family Ties episode including the Billy Vera and the Beaters song “At This Moment”, this is an abbreviated video that someone posted or you can watch the entire two episodes on Netflix Instant Play. The Real Thing episodes are the first two episodes of the fourth season. Enjoy!

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