Thursday, November 25, 2010

Another direction

Consciousness arose by itself

Awareness of the other was one of the consequences

The unity of the world was lost and the knowledge of death was gained

Our horizon exploded from the moment to eternity

And the search for our beginnings began

Making love was the only way to return to the way it was


  1. Beautiful, Vance - resonant as always. Happy to see you posting again. Still thinking about Genesis, huh?

    Here's a thought: what evidence is there that there had been no sexuality between the lovers before "the fall"?

    If there was, did it then take on a different aspect? Was it the move from simple reproduction - like all the animals - to truly "making love"?

    Could it be that making love was not only a return, but a continuation of some kind?

    Or at least, that the storytellers understood it that way?

  2. Hi Heidi A.K.A. VirusHead,
    Fairly soon after I written this note Gen 2:24 came to mind: "Therefore a man shall leave his father and his mother and hold fast to his wife, and they shall become one flesh." I've usually interpreted this as suggesting making love was a go before the Fall (although the hearers had neither mother or father to leave). That reading suggests physical union was a post-fall continuation. The new thought for me was that perhaps this verse was a foreshadowing of the ontic separation we experience with the advent of consciousness, and how that otherness can be temporarily put on hold.

  3. On the other hand, you can't love someone else if you don't recognize them as other than yourself.

    Think of the development of babies...