Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Bogie and His Slim

"Slim darling, you came along and into my arms and into my heart and all the real true love I have is yours-and now I'm afraid you won't understand and that you'll become impatient and that I'll lose you- but even if that happened, I wouldn't stop loving you for you are my last love and all the rest of my life I shall love you and watch you and be ready to help you should you ever need help.

All the nice things I do each day would be so much sweeter and so much gayer if you were with me. I find myself saying a hundred times a day, 'If Slim could only see that' or 'I wish Slim could hear this.' I want to make a new life with you- I want all the friends I've lost to meet you and know you and love you as I do- and live again with you, for the past years have been terribly tough, damn near drove me crazy. You'll soon be here, Baby, and when you come you'll bring everything that's important to me in this world with you."

~ Excerpt: Letter from Humphrey Bogart to Lauren Bacall

The Moon is Reaching for Me...

Let me first begin, than in my defense, I had two posts on here that were accidentally deleted (because my computer savvy is occasionally hampered by my 5 thumbs!) ...with that being said, here's to a Fall full of writing! (or at least random thoughts from my rather disorganized mind)

Recently, I've been going through some rather large life changes. In fact this last year has been spent jumping from one big decision to the next. Whenever things start to get overwhelming and oppressive, I find myself wrapped up in my black&white. I pull out my comfort movies and curl up in a blanket with my grouchy cat for a few hours of relief. I have a long list of 'go-to' films, but the one that never seems to stay in it's case for very long is Sabrina (1954).

This past summer, I sent a Sabrina DVD to my younger cousin for her birthday. As a young single girl in her early twenties, my cousin is trying to learn how to navigate what she always thought she wanted with the realities of life and her changing heart. I feel rather useless giving advice when I'm in my late twenties and in the exact same spot. Audrey Hepburn's Sabrina is the poster child for all of us lost girls, and watching her never fails to brighten my hopes. Sabrina is the story of a lovesick girl who thinks she knows exactly what she wants until the unexpected steps in and turns the tables. It was my first Audrey movie, it began my infinite adoration of all things Humphrey Bogart and it never fails to feed my fashion-ista alter ego!!

And thanks to I think I'll just let the pictures speak for me...

Who knew a yellow pencil could lead to such a romantic line

Give me a frozen daiquiri and I don't care what's on my head either

What about the woman who has never attempted a souffle... Am I over-thinking this??

That hat! I want that hat!

One of the many reasons I love moons and stars... I always think of this line

Preach it Sister...