A plaque remaining from the Big Apple Night Club at West 135th Street and Seventh Avenue in Harlem.

Above, a 1934 plaque from the Big Apple Night Club at West 135th Street and Seventh Avenue in Harlem. Discarded as trash in 2006.

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Entry from September 19, 2014
“Getting over a painful experience is much like crossing monkey bars—let go to move forward”

"Getting over a painful experience is much like crossing monkey bars. You have to let go at some point in order to move forward” has been cited in print since at least 1999 and is of unknown authorship. The quotation has frequently been credited (since 2009) to novelist and poet C. S. Lewis (1898-1963), but there is no evidence that he wrote this during his lifetime.


Google Groups: alt.support.depression.manic
Sound and Fury
ty...@webtv.net
11/6/99
(...)
I hope this doesn’t sound trite. but here is a little saying that has helped me a lot.
Getting over a painful experience is a little like crossing the monkey bars; at some point, you have to let go if you want to move forward.

Google Groups: alt.quotations
Getting over him
Stephen Ingerson
7/26/00
(...)
Getting over a painful experience is much like crossing monkey bars. You have to let go at some point in order to move forward.
unknown

Google Groups: talk.religion.course-miracle
Playground Philosophy
gig
2/20/07
“Getting over a painful experience is much like crossing monkey bars. You have to let go at some point in order to move forward.”
~ Anonymous

Google Books
Murder Had a Little Lamb:
A Reigning Cats & Dogs Mystery

By Cynthia Baxter
New York, NY: Bantam Books
2009
Pg. 304:
“Getting over a painful experience is much like crossing monkey bars. You have to let go at some point in order to move forward.” — C. S. Lewis

Twitter
Christa Foley
‏@electra
Getting over a painful experience is much like crossing monkey bars. You have to let go at some point in order to move forward.- Unknown.
8:25 PM - 15 Aug 2009

Google Books
Refeathering the Empty Nest:
Life After the Children Leave

By Wendy Aronsson
Lanham, MD: Rowman & Littlefield
2014
Pg. 17:
Getting over a painful experience is much like crossing monkey bars. You have to let go at some point in order to move forward. —C. S. Lewis, novelist and poet

Twitter
Andoy Castellano
‏@andoyc
Photo: quotesfield: “Getting over a painful experience is much…” -C. S. Lewis http://tmblr.co/Zr_94x1QK2LhY
9:34 AM - 8 Sep 2014

Posted by Barry Popik
New York CityWork/Businesses • Friday, September 19, 2014 • Permalink