Jedi Council Member
So many of the storylines seem to be a different version from a different author. Lately, I am feeling a deep nagging ache about the unlikelihood of happy-ever afters. This aspect of these romantic stories is running counter to my understanding that this matrix is based on suffering. Suffering is the negative feedback loop that is necessary for us to spur us on towards our divinity. Life of happiness and pleasure would be counter productive towards self sacrificing life. That said, I do enjoy reading these stories and connect with the characters. They are delightful journeys into the mysterious 'who-am-I.'Perhaps it was the books, or maybe it's the accumulation of book after book, and what they generate all combined. It's hard to explain, but there was something about the human condition in general, and perhaps past life stuff being stirred. But thanks to the happy endings, I feel better after having read them all. And I particularly appreciated some of the lady and gentleman-like traits in some of the characters: lots of will power and determination to do what was right for each other, and lots of love even when most of them were quite neurotic.