Casino stands out as one of my favourite flicks of all time.Robert De Niro, portrays the character of Sam (Ace) Rothstein a professional gambler who is contracted to be a front man for the mob in the management of a casino.

During the height of his managerial career, Sam meets his future wife, Ginger, (played by Sharon Stone) While Sam pays for her lifestyle and vices, she maintains a relationship with her former boyfriend who happens to be a con man.

There’s a quote from the movie that caught my ear as Sam narrates the sad story of his broken relationship with his estranged wife.

Ace Rothstein: [voice-over] 

“When you love someone, you’ve gotta trust them. There’s no other way. You’ve got to give them the key to everything that’s yours. Otherwise, what’s the point? And for a while, I believed, that’s the kind of love I had. “

The insight from this statement leads me to ask the question, is it possible to find a woman who’s both trustworthy and beautiful because essentially when there’s no trust there’s no point. Its a question I ask myself every time I’m entering a relationship or contemplating one and effectively that is my elimination criterion. I play this little scene in my head every-time.

I guess you’ve gotta take a plunge and wet your beak to find out but as I’ve observed.Finding that one trustworthy woman is like hunting a Unicorn. The pursuit of a mythical elusive creature.As King Solomon Said: 


“While I was still searching but not finding–I found one virtuous [upright] man among a thousand, but not one virtuous [upright] woman among them all .”

I guess we’ll never know, Its a zero sum game, gotta roll the dice and hope for the best.

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  1. Michael T Makasi™ September 3, 2012 at 4:05 am

    “For a guy who likes sure things, I was about to bet the rest of my life on a real long shot.” -Ace


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