Friday, February 14, 2014
"Marrying for love is a relatively recent European invention made possible by the industrial revolution."
But who doesn't long for love in their life? Many of the world's citizens have the luxury of choosing a companion following their own inclinations, yet not all.
This does not necessarily indicate that these individuals are downtrodden; on the contrary. Some are extraordinary. Yet even the extraordinary long for that tour de force within them to be ignited in the most personal of ways:
Milk and honey are the ingredients of romantic love, the nectars of fantasy's delight. Sweetly reminding the bourgeoisie that as a consequence of irresistible delicacies, there comes a price that can affect the laws of succession. If one is in the Spring of Life, then the effects are largely individual, but if one is in a Second Spring, these matters are of keen interest.
A crucial consequence of Romantic Love was the emergence of an enormous love of children, unprecedented in history; and the invention and increasingly commonplace nature of divorce, the latter being a most disagreeable topic at dinner parties.
With the advent of the human-machine revolution on our heels, again; love will someday be amorphized into an entirely different species, perhaps into an algorithm or software program held in some sort of highly malleable superconducting material.
Turning Romantic love into an ideal of form.
When our species has direct control over its own form, the true nature, if there be such a thing, of the entity will stand alone, embodying the very thing it seeks.