You mean, you've only just seen Casablanca? Where have you been Chris?
Its a great movie! I like your observations though I don't feel so comfortable taking credit for Hotel Australian. In reality, Dhamma Wheel its more like Hotel Australian, Bangkok and America!
For your interest, some other good Bogart movies is the Maltese Falcon and African Queen.
Your post borders on something that I wanted to devote a thread to. In the last couple of days I was thinking how pleasant it is here at Dhamma Wheel. Except for one minor hiccup late last week, there hasn't been even a minor moderation issue since...I can't remember when! The pleasant demeanour and good behaviour of our membership has made the role of moderator near-on obsolete! And that is a great thing! And Dhamma Wheel has exceeded my expectations as a friendly and respectful venue that supports the Theravada and those interested in the Path of the Elders.
I just want to say how grateful I am to be a part of this forum, to be able to serve you, however insignificantly!, to be able to converse and learn from you and our collective discussions, but most of all, for your companionship on the path. Thanks for making Dhamma Wheel what it is!
“No lists of things to be done. The day providential to itself. The hour. There is no later. This is later. All things of grace and beauty such that one holds them to one's heart have a common provenance in pain. Their birth in grief and ashes.”
- Cormac McCarthy, The Road
Learn this from the waters:
in mountain clefts and chasms,
loud gush the streamlets,
but great rivers flow silently.
- Sutta Nipata 3.725
(Buddhist aid in Myanmar) • •