Screw Plato

It is an age of virtual living. Virtual friendships, virtual works, virtual sex. People living whole relationships without ever setting eyes on each other, on their real flesh and blood selves.

No, we can´t take each other to different levels within a virtual relationship. Love and sex, to be complete and fulfilling, need the feel of hands, to say the least. We are creatures made to exercise 5 senses in harmony and thus experience the world and each other, and even when technology offers us a simulacrum of those stimuli, it will not be the same.

I trust in the lizard, more than I trust in God, cause I know that the primitive exists in me for a fact, and I don´t know about any higher being.

So I refuse anything platonic, love, romance, friendship. I want life lived in the present and in the flesh, anything but that is just a game, a tease, a kids play, or just fake.

 

No Platonic Love

Tell me no more of minds embracing minds,
And hearts exchang’d for hearts;
That spirits spirits meet, as winds do winds,
And mix their subt’lest parts;
That two unbodied essences may kiss,
And then like Angels, twist and feel one Bliss.
I was that silly thing that once was wrought
To practise this thin love;
I climb’d from sex to soul, from soul to thought;
But thinking there to move,
Headlong I rolled from thought to soul, and then
From soul I lighted at the sex again.
As some strict down-looked men pretend to fast,
Who yet in closets eat;
So lovers who profess they spirits taste,
Feed yet on grosser meat;
I know they boast they souls to souls convey,
Howe’r they meet, the body is the way.
Come I will undeceive thee, they that tread
Those vain aerial ways,
Are like young heirs and alchemists misled
To waste their wealth and days,
For searching thus to be for ever rich,
They only find a med’cine for the itch.

 

 

 

 

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