bogie & bergmanwhy is it that the words “here’s looking at you, kid” have such a healing effect on the soul? or how about “you love her that much?” or the sight of bogie rigging a roulette table to help out a bulgarian couple? this is a movie that not only manages to warm the very cockles of your heart, but make you laugh as well — my favorite is the exchange:

bogie: “and don’t forget, i’ve got a gun pointed at your heart”

rains: “that is my least vulnerable spot.”

maybe not today, maybe not tomorrow … the problems of three little people don’t amount to a hill of beans in this crazy world … i think this is the beginning of a beautiful friendship …

of course, it’s my opinion that mango sorbet helps as well. in fact, i am currently formulating a mango sorbettheory that when you pair the two, they are unstoppable at mending low-spirits. one of these days i’ll have that doctorate. “a beautiful friendship”, indeed!

i even managed to whip up a tasty dinner — ricotta, a little butter, egg noodles and a lot of pepper. good for the upset stomach.

i guess the lesson learned here is, exhaustion is one thing, sadness is another, and even if your favorite cure is away on a family emergency, there are others that will do in a pinch.