chapter  8
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Preserving what one loves

The ideas associated with the Angry Parrot and Angry Ape had led to the consideration of this one central hypothesis: that there might be some acute and critical moments in the history of one’s power to accept, emotionally as well as intellectually, the distinction between subjective and objective, self and other, wish and what happens. And not only could these moments include the remembered disillusions of childhood; for the blind and deaf and dumb head of Figure 22 suggested that there could also be other disillusionments, firmly hidden away and either actively forgotten or perhaps themselves belonging to the time before the remembered years.