Sunday, February 14, 2010

Love Is Love Is Love

Several interesting stories on the “origins of love” exist. Actually probably more like thousands or millions. Um, light years of stories exist on the “origins of love.” Yeah. So I thought I’d share a couple of my favorites with you right now.
The first is an interesting idea, and the one I personally like to think is truth:
In the beginning there was nothing. But a density of unformed ingredients in need of a spark to set them off, separate them and make them all unique and remarkable entities. Not the big hunk of limitless potential that they were. Then in one moment (that perhaps lasted a millennia) a single grain of fire hit the mass of eternity and blasted it into forever. Suddenly shapes began to form, colors, the spectrum of this universe we try every day to understand (and forever fail). This flame, this spark, became a part of everything, even the air around us. Even the molecules between the air around us. Everything. And it is inside of us and it connects us while allowing us to remain individual. But it is still our life force. And it is us... and as I come to the end of this I contemplate the meaning of this statement: Love was that spark. And if perhaps it was a chemical or something smaller (something on the electron plane) perhaps in some way the thing that causes us to feel this emotion is the same thing that created all of existence.
(Listening to What Is The Light? by The Flaming Lips)
The second is quite different. But just as interesting:

When the earth was still flat,
And the clouds made of fire,
And mountains stretched up to the sky,
Sometimes higher,
Folks roamed the earth
Like big rolling kegs.
They had two sets of arms.
They had two sets of legs.
They had two faces peering
Out of one giant head
So they could watch all around them
As they talked; while they read.
And they never knew nothing of love.
It was before the origin of love.

The origin of love

And there were three sexes then,
One that looked like two men
Glued up back to back,
Called the children of the sun.
And similar in shape and girth
Were the children of the earth.
They looked like two girls
Rolled up in one.
And the children of the moon
Were like a fork shoved on a spoon.
They were part sun, part earth
Part daughter, part son.

The origin of love

Now the gods grew quite scared
Of our strength and defiance
And Thor said,
"I'm gonna kill them all
With my hammer,
Like I killed the giants."
And Zeus said, "No,
You better let me
Use my lightening, like scissors,
Like I cut the legs off the whales
And dinosaurs into lizards."
Then he grabbed up some bolts
And he let out a laugh,
Said, "I'll split them right down the middle.
Gonna cut them right up in half."
And then storm clouds gathered above
Into great balls of fire

And then fire shot down
From the sky in bolts
Like shining blades
Of a knife.
And it ripped
Right through the flesh
Of the children of the sun
And the moon
And the earth.
And some Indian god
Sewed the wound up into a hole,
Pulled it round to our belly
To remind us of the price we pay.
And Osiris and the gods of the Nile
Gathered up a big storm
To blow a hurricane,
To scatter us away,
In a flood of wind and rain,
And a sea of tidal waves,
To wash us all away,
And if we don't behave
They'll cut us down again
And we'll be hopping round on one foot
And looking through one eye.

Last time I saw you
We had just split in two.
You were looking at me.
I was looking at you.
You had a way so familiar,
But I could not recognize,
Cause you had blood on your face;
I had blood in my eyes.
But I could swear by your expression
That the pain down in your soul
Was the same as the one down in mine.
That's the pain,
Cuts a straight line
Down through the heart;
We called it love.
So we wrapped our arms around each other,
Trying to shove ourselves back together.
We were making love,
Making love.
It was a cold dark evening,
Such a long time ago,
When by the mighty hand of Jove,
It was the sad story
How we became
Lonely two-legged creatures,
It's the story of
The origin of love.
That's the origin of love.

Happy Love Day everyone.

No comments:

Post a Comment