Thursday, February 15, 2007

On love - a belated Valentine's Day post

"In ancient times people weren't just male or female, but one of three types: male/male, male/female, or female/female. In other words, each person was made out of the components of two people. Everyone was happy with this arrangement and never really gave it much thought. But then God took a knife and cut everybody in half, right down the middle. So after that the world was divided into just male and female, the upshot being that people spend their time running around trying to locate their second half."

- from Haruki Murakami's Kafka on the Shore, referencing Aristophames in Plato's Symposium

2 Comments:

At February 17, 2007 9:30 AM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Aristophanes. (n, not m)

 
At February 17, 2007 7:42 PM , Blogger Jessica said...

Thank you MSG. What ever would I do without you?

 

Post a Comment

Subscribe to Post Comments [Atom]

<< Home