joan rivers quote

“My love life is like a piece of Swiss cheese; most of it’s missing, and what’s there stinks.” -Joan Rivers

Okay, so most of you won’t care about this, but I feel like the above quote really describes Dory before she met Marlin. I mean, think about it: she can’t remember anything, she lost her family, and she’s just sort of aimlessly wandering throughout the ocean.

But. THEN. 

This quote reminded me of Swiss Cheese, obviously. So, I was curious as to how Swiss cheese was made—and what exactly causes those holes in the cheese.

AND THEN!

I discovered that there is a certain bacterial culture specific to Swiss cheese that causes air pockets to bubble up and form, causing the holes in the cheese.

AND DO YOU KNOW WHAT THAT BACTERIA IS CALLED?!?

P. Shermani 

I know. Who knew there was this connection between Dory and Swiss cheese?

The Joan Rivers quote equates the holes in the Swiss cheese as to what is missing in her life. But, P. Shermani is what causes these holes, and P. Sherman 42 Wallaby Way, Sydney is one of the only things Dory can remember.

Maybe what is missing is what you need to remember, to hold on to. 

I just had an amazing experience with Jennifer Lawrence who at the end was quite publicly against Fashion Police and something that had been said. We were in a very personal situation and I was like ‘Oh my god, it’s going to be a horrible evening.‘—She comes up to me and she says ‘I know your mom and I had some differences at the end'—and it wasn’t even over something that she said—‘but I got to tell you I loved her and she was funny.’
—  Joan Rivers’s daughter , Melissa Rivers on Jennifer Lawrence.
I have become my own version of an optimist. If I can’t make it through one door, I’ll go through another door – or I’ll make a door. Something terrific will come no matter how dark the present.
—  Joan Rivers.
“It’s not you. It’s anyone. Sometimes I don’t want anyone around. Some afternoons I lie on my bed and the light comes through the shutters on the floor and I think I never want to leave my own room.”

— Joan Didion, Run River