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When I first went through the list of slides I felt it really hard for me to pick just one out. Even though there were only a few there, it was still enough to have something meaningful in them that I could not miss out on. At first the names of the slides challenged my mind a bit because they all seemed new to me but I stopped at ‘Plato: Symposium.’ And opening it just at the second page it was written; ‘Plato’s praise for Eros or Love’ and I knew I had found what I was looking for…
It wasn’t the love that I thought it would be. At that point I realized that they were talking about artistic love. The love that an artist holds for what he sees and feels like capturing the moment using his abilities, no matter how he does it. “It has been said that art is a tryst, for in the joy of it maker and beholder meet.” Kojiro Tomita. And at the same point I was forced to think of Eros as a materialistic lover. What if he loved what was on the outside and not on the inside. And there I thought of him as selfish. Because I feel that outer beauty has nothing to do with what is inside. It is just like loving a thing because it is a pleasure to the eye, a luxury and nothing more, just like love for materialistic things. “Contentment is natural wealth, luxury is artificial beauty.” Socrates. I read further then and when I read that Eros is neither a god nor a man, he is not mortal and neither immortal but a ‘half-way spirit’, one suggestion came to my mind, ‘maybe he is an angel’. ...
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