Reiner and Brooks’ evening routine never changes: they sit and talk “about everything”, then have dinner in front of Reiner’s massive TV while they watch Jeopardy!. It seems like a pretty great life, and it is.
“I don’t think I’ve ever had a better friend than Carl,” says Brooks.
“My God, the thought of being without him – the world would be too bleak!” says Reiner, and Brooks’ face falls a little, as if he is envisaging all too clearly a world without Reiner.
“Now, come on, Carl, let her ask some questions,” he says.
I tell them I just like listening to them talk to one another.
“But you might want to ask about something specific, and Carl will be ready, willing and able to answer anything,” says Brooks, buoying them both along.
Reiner puts his hand on top of Brooks’. “Always,” he says.‘Love and free food’: Mel Brooks and Carl Reiner share the secrets of their 70-year friendship
Geez, if I could get through to you, kiddo, that depression is not sobbing and crying and giving vent, it is plain and simple reduction of feeling. Reduction, see? Of all feeling. People who keep stiff upper lips find that it’s damn hard to smile.Judith Guest, Ordinary People
We’ve done it, folks, 100 days!
Also happens to be Father’s Day. Which has been a great day. Ventured out to the beach with the family. Felt a bit like normal.
Also happens to be the longest day of the year. Which is neither here nor there.
Let’s see what the next 100 days brings.
“Then the second phase hits: a regression phase, where people get tired, lose their sense of purpose, start fighting about the small stuff, and forget to do basic things like eat or drink — or they eat and drink too much.”
All of humanity’s problems stem from man’s inability to sit quietly in a room alone.Blaise Pascal