Skip to comments.Cupid's Erotic Meditation
Posted on 02/14/2014 6:16:18 AM PST by Sioux-san
It is Valentine's Day, and I have -- sheep-man that I am -- have purchased the obligatory items for my wife so that she does not feel slighted on the day that commerce has decreed should be the "Celebration of Passionate and Affectionate Love." Not that I am counter to the Spirit of Eros, mind you; I just cannot get over the image of me as a now middle-aged man in the "throes of eros." However, I am not so jaded that I cannot remember the adamantine urges that comprised one healthy set of glands calling out to another or the intricate plans and routes I traversed in consummating what I believed to be the quest for High Romance. It is just that in retrospect, much of it now appears to have been prodded by the biological rutting instinct of a testosterone-saturated Lothario.
Eros, often thought of as that winged cherub armed with quiver and bow that personifies and perhaps dignifies the pursuit of romance, carries with it a deeper perspective that perhaps illuminates what the Greeks viewed as love. In its loftier Platonic incarnation, Eros is the search for meaning: for longing -- for uniting disparate parts into wholes. In philosophy it is the divine medium that draws lovers of wisdom inexorably from opinion to knowledge. It elevates us in our desire to transcend ourselves -- to both know and to be known. To be at one with knowing. Eros of this sort produces a tranquility of soul.
(Excerpt) Read more at americanthinker.com ...
The one day in the year my wife can be SURE she will NOT get flowers or any special attention is Valentines day. It makes the rest of the year a lot more fun for both of us. :-)
Good for you two ! That makes me smile ;o)
Well this middle aged man is looking forward to some hot, fog up the windows, mind blowing action tonight . . .
I haven’t heard anything from the liberals co-opting Valentine’s Day this year.
In recent years, homosexuals have chosen this day to apply for marriage licenses, then get pissed for the news media when turned away.
Also, women’s groups have called it V Day, with the v standing for violence, to call attention to domestic violence.
Other liberal women’s groups have said the v stands for the vagina, as they sponsor special performances of “The Vagina Monologues” for college girls.
It was well worth reading the entire piece.
May it be so ;o)
I am so glad you did.
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