After a sleepless night I have been pondering more about love, (sleeplessness caused by heat, and not thinking about love) . We tend to view our lovers body as territory to lay claim on, about possessing the other. Satre states that sexual desire is unstable and contradictory. We turn the person into a thing while still wanting them to be human enough so they can love us. I know I have said this myself “I want all of you” but how can you possess a person as they are subjective. However, Plato has given us a different spin on the need to possess and become one, that we were once one person split into two and that is why we are searching for the lost half, so we can once again become a harmonised whole again. I am not really any the wiser. To become one or not to become one that is the question?
July 22, 2013