09 July 2008

Love is the longing for the half of ourselves we have lost

He suddenly recalled the famous myth from Plato's Symposium: People were hermaphrodites until God split them in two, and now all the halves wander the world over seeking one another.

Let us suppose that such is the case, that somewhere in the world each of us has a partner who once formed part of our body.

-The Unbearable Lightness of Being

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