“Love draws our original nature back together; he tries to reintegrate us and heal the split in our nature.”
Plato once wrote that man, in his original state, was a creature with two heads, four arms, four legs, and was very powerful. Fearing man’s power, Zeus, the Almighty God of the Gods, split man in two, condemning man to be half of what he should have been, causing him to spend the rest of his life always in search of his other half, or what he didn’t have. Many people say this is how we get the whole idea of looking for ones soulmate. Even Plato asserted this by adding that ”it was their very essence that had been split in two, so each half missed its other half and tried to be with it and longed to be grafted together.” I suppose that’s reasonable, but then again, we as human society have a tendency to create myth around things that we just don’t understand; like the concept of a soulmate, if there is such a thing.
And because of the overwhelming longing for our other halves, Zeus repositioned our privates to the front of our bodies, so that in the event that we are reunited with our other halves, we could become one again. Now, as romantic as all that sounds, Zeus merely created a way for us to easily have sex with each other to satisfy our newly acquired sexual desires and forget about one another later. Because isn’t that how life is now? Call me a cynic, but Plato wrote The Symposium about a group of men who gathered together at a drinking party, where the topic of conversation just so happened to be love.