Saturday, December 27, 2008
Love is universal and eternal
It has been said that love is universal and eternal. Love even transcends death. Throughout history, humans have experienced love relations that found its manifestation in committed partnerships, "marriages", which celebrate diversity not only racially, but also in heterosexual, gay, and lesbian relationships. Hence I have chosen the example of Auguste Rodin's sculpture "Le Baiser" "The Kiss" which celebrate a man and woman kissing, the epitome of heterosexual relations. Women throughout history have entered into committed lesbian relations. Often these relationships are quiet and little noticed. But two guys celebrating love as shown by Blake and Damien often become the objects of intense scorn and ridicule, even hatred. But even there, committed gay relationships become lifelong relationships, even enduring beyond death. Blake and Damien (both beautifully circumcised) are fervent kissers, passionate lovers. This animates their sexual relations and elevates their sexual expression to everything that is good, true, and beautiful, which is subsumed in the eternal, beyond the limits of death.
I dedicate this blog post to two fine women who are co-owners and managers of a coffeehouse four blocks from my apartment. Helene and Fran are a committed Lesbian couple of many years standing, who celebrated their marriage in Massachusetts very recently.