Arrr! See CONTENTS for links to the 125 chapters of The Monstaville Memoirs plus introductions, conclusions, postscripts and appendices. This treasure trove also includes a collection of articles offering further insights into the themes explored in the trilogy. Namely, managing suffering and conflict (dealing with hostile people if you are nervous, sensitive or shy) and learning not to react
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Friday, 28 December 2012
Love & Suffering
“To love is to suffer. To avoid suffering, one must not love. But then, one suffers from not loving. Therefore, to love is to suffer; not to love is to suffer; to suffer is to suffer. To be happy is to love. To be happy, then, is to suffer, but suffering makes one unhappy. Therefore, to be happy, one must love or love to suffer or suffer from too much happiness.”
~ Woody Allen.
"I loved you madly; in the distasteful work of the day, in the wakeful misery of the night, girded by sordid realities, or wandering through Paradises and Hell’s of visions into which I rushed, carrying your image in my arms, I loved you madly."
~ Charles Dickens, The Mystery of Edwin Drood.
“Your task is not to seek for love, but merely to seek and find all the
barriers within yourself that you have built against it.”
City Lights, 1931
He has such a profound look of love for the blind flower seller.
Charlie and Virginia Cherill in City Lights
"I can’t quite put into words what my heart does when I watch this film. I
didn’t think I’d actually be able to pick a favorite Chaplin movie
because they’re all so wonderful, but this is without a doubt my top
favorite. There are so many endearing scenes to me in this film, it’s
simply flawless. The look of profound love he gives the blind flower
girl throughout the film. The sacrifices he makes to insure the girl’s
happiness, like being pummeled in a boxing match or taking the degrading
job of cleaning up after animals, and finally going to prison. And of
course the final scene when the blind girl can see and is finally able
to look upon the face of the man who is the reason for her happiness.
Not a millionaire, but our dear Little Tramp." ♡