Bitter Sweet Love – by Gary S. Smolker
I saw Woody Allen’s latest masterpiece “Cafe Society” last night.
It is a perfectly told story of bitter sweetness in life.
Each actor and actress plays his and her part perfectly.
Watching “Cafe Society” last night resulted in me being overwhelmed today with thoughts about my own loves and love life, and thoughts about the loves and love lives of people close to me.
TAKE AWAY: Life is a journey in which unrequited love never ends and sometimes is an illusion.
There is a clear difference between so called rational business decision making and the way love works out in “Cafe Society.”
Watching “Cafe Society” reminded me of a photograph I recently saw.
Below is a copy of that photograph.
The photograph shows buildings visible in water in a swimming pool. Two people are swimming in that swimming pool.
I am informed that swimming pool is in Mumbai, India.
I saw that photograph on the thewearytravelers website attached to a recent notice that thewearytravelers is now following my blog.
What do you imagine when you look at the photograph shown below?
What were you thinking about while looking at that photograph, after looking at that photograph?
While looking at that photograph and after looking at that photograph, I asked myself : Are those swimmers swimming through the buildings reflected n the swimming pool, or over them or under them?
Woody Allen and the actors and actresses in “Cafe Society” clearly show what people say and what people do does not tell us what they are thinking about or what they are made of.
In “Cafe Society”, Woody Allen cleverly shows us:
- We want to know what other people think.
- We want to know what other people are thinking.
- We all want to know what other people are made of.
We want to know what is going on.
Unrequited love and the illusion of unrequited love are a nightmare.
That is what Woody Allen’s movie “Cafe Society” is about.
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Posted on August 6, 2016, in Uncategorized and tagged "Cafe Society", "thewearytravelers", bitter sweet love, bitter sweetness of life, India, love, Mumbai, Mumbai India, rational business decision making, thinking, Woody Allen. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.