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Valentine's Day blogging: Angels in Germany

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Over at the Trib John Kass is polling people on the best date movie. Personally I don't think you can go wrong with Wings of Desire, Wim Winders's film about existence, postwar Germany, and Peter Falk.

Damiel: First, I'll have a bath. Then I'll be shaved by a Turkish barber who will massage me down to the fingertips. Then I'll buy a newspaper and read it from headlines to horoscope. On the first day, I'll be waited upon... For requests, ask the neighbor. If someone stumbles over my legs, he'll have to apologize. I'll be pushed around, and I'll push back. In the crowded bar, the bartender will find me a table. A service car will stop, and the mayor will take me aboard. I'll be known to everyone, and suspect to no one. I won't say a word, and will understand every language. That will be my first day.

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