No Such Thing

Do you believe in soul-mates?  (my definition of ‘soul mate’ is the IDEAL partner romantically).
Plato believed in soul mates and he thought that when one of them met their other half, the pair would be lost in an amazement of love and friendship and intimacy and neither one would ever leave the other’s sight for even a moment.  Plato thought that humans originally had four arms, four legs, and a single head made of two faces.  He said that there were three different genders of humans.  Each of these original humans had two sets of genitalia.  A small percentage had two male parts and they were called men.  An equally small percentage had two female parts and they were called women.  The greater percentage of the first humans were called Androgynous, because they had both male and female genitalia.  The men were children of the sun, the women were children of the earth and the Androgynous were children of the moon, which was born of the sun and earth.  He said that these first humans had great strength and they threatened to conquer the gods.
The gods were faced with the prospect of destroying the humans with lightning, as they had done with the Titans, but by doing this, they would lose the tributes that the humans had gave to the gods.  Jupiter developed a creative solution to split the humans in half as punishment for humanity’s pride and this took away their great strength and doubled the number of humans who could give tribute to the gods.  These split humans were in utter misery to the point where they would not eat and they were all about to perish, when Apollo decided to sew them up and he reconstructed their bodies with the navel being the only remnant left of their original form.  Each human from this point on, would then only have one set of genitalia and they would forever long for his or her other half; the other half being their soul mate.  Whenever the two halves would find each other, they experienced an unspoken understanding of one another, they felt unified and they would stay with each other in unity and experience great joy.  Love is born into every human being, calling back their other half.  It is human nature to search for the one that you are destined to be together with till the end of time.
I don’t believe in soul-mates, as I don’t feel that anyone is destined to be together and this whole concept was just created as a reason for people to support the concept of monogamy.

What are three scents you like?
Lilac, Rose petals and strawberry.

What are some things that you might be considered too old to do, but that you enjoy?
Smoking weed.

What is one food you absolutely refuse to share?
I am always willing to share my food, providing the person has their own plate and their own utensils, as I don’t want anyone else’s germs on my food.

Gratitude
I am grilling up some bratwurst tonight.

Written for Melanie’s sparksfromacombustiblemind’s Share Your World.

15 thoughts on “No Such Thing

  1. I’m so lucky to have found my soul mate then Jim. Our life started the day we met and we grew together. We come as a double act, not exactly joined at the hip, but it is unusual to see one of us without the other. It is not a question of Him and Me, we are simply an ‘US’.

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  2. I thought of this one:

    When everything is going wrong
    And you can’t see the point of going on
    Nothing in life is set in stone
    There’s nothing that can’t be turned around

    Nobody wants to be alone
    Everybody wants to love someone
    Out of the tree go pick a plum
    Why can’t we all just get along?

    Boys
    Boys in the girl’s room
    Girls
    Girls in the men’s room
    You free your mind in your androgyny
    Boys
    Boys in the parlor
    Girls
    They’re getting harder
    I’ll free your mind in your androgyny

    No sweeter a taste that you could find
    Than fruit hanging ripe upon the vine
    There’s never been an oyster so divine
    A river deep that never runs dry

    What you need, what you need
    What you need, what you need
    What you need, what you need
    What you need, what you need
    What you need

    The birds and the bees they hum along
    Like treasures they twinkle in the sun
    Get on board and have some fun
    Take what you need to turn you on

    Boys
    Boys in the girl’s room
    Girls
    Girls in the men’s room
    You free your mind in your androgyny

    Boys
    Boys in the parlor
    Girls
    They’re getting harder
    I’ll free your mind
    I’ll free your mind
    I’ll free your mind
    I’ll free your

    Boys
    Behind closed doors and under stars
    Girls
    It doesn’t matter where you are
    Boys
    Collecting jewels that catch your eye
    Girls
    Don’t let a soulmate pass you by

    Boys in the girl’s room
    Girls in the men’s room
    You free your mind in your androgyny
    Boys in the parlor
    They’re getting harder
    I’ll free your mind
    I’ll free your mind

    Boys in the girl’s room
    Girls in the men’s room
    You free your mind in your androgyny
    Boys in the parlor
    They’re getting harder
    I’ll free your mind
    I’ll free your mind
    I’ll free your mind
    I’ll free your

    Boys
    Girls
    Boys
    Girls

    Source: Musixmatch

    Songwriters: Erickson Douglas Elwin / Erikson Duke

    Androgyny lyrics © Vibecrusher Music, Deadarm Music, Almo Music Corp., Irving Music, Inc.

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  3. Thanks Jim for a bit of a history/mythology lesson and for Sharing Your World! They called those poor split beings “split aparts” in one set of folk lore. I saw it referenced in a movie once with Demi Moore and Jeff Daniels entitled “The Butcher’s Wife”. Weird film. But she talks about finding her “split apart’ and goes on a quest to find him. As so often happens, she mistakes who that is and marries him, only to discover her ‘true’ split apart is someone else. Some folks go to extremes, eh? I like the idea that Plato began the practice of monogamy in a way. This little ditty always comes to mind when someone brings that up:

    Higamus Hogamus – Men are Polygamous
    Hogamus Higamus – Women Monogamous

    I don’t know where I heard that first, but I’ve always gotten a private chuckle out of it. Because not all women ARE monogamous and not all men polygamous in nature obviously. And what about those who prefer to bow out of the sexual/relationship Olympics entirely?

    I agree that it’s hygienic to give a plate to each person and if sharing food, to cut off some or give them a portion of their own. But some cultures and some people aren’t fussed by the thought of someone else touching their food that way. It’s all good.

    So you ARE a weed smoker? 😆🤣🌿 That practice is for whomever enjoys it, no age limits son. I’ve known of folks who were really long in the tooth who enjoyed a toke now and then (not me, not ever though). And a lot of young people prefer the more hallucinogenic drugs over pot any day. So you’re well within your demographic! 😉

    Have a wonderful week !

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