Of Love and Hate
 
I want to put two people who absolutely hate each other in a glass container and force them to have passionate sex until they both reach orgasms. And then I want to force two people who absolutely love each other to beat each other until they both fracture their skulls and lose consciousness. This might be a good way to amalgamate the polar opposites of love and hate in order to synthesize this contradiction to give birth to new realizations – a change of degree and of kind.

The fundamental transition between the biological and the psychological aspects of love and hate, life and death are precisely instances of such qualitative macro-changes. I don’t think it’s possible, in most cases anyway, to really love somebody without a certain embodiment and manifestation of hate, and vice versa. This is because to experience a complete dissonance, a certain degree of harmony must be pre-established. You cannot break something if it wasn’t a whole to begin with, and to connect parts together you must already be forming a whole. In other words, you have to first put your feet in your opponent’s shoes and become who they are and understand his side of the argument before you have the means to disagree with them and to to not be who they are. So there is a sort of a metaphysical dance between creation and annihilation, being and non-being, life and death, love and hate… where both sides of the dialectical configuration emerge and dissolve into each other to form new growths and becomings. And this play of differences and similarities goes on endlessly in our own thoughts, between people, and in the broader instances within culture and society. So you really aren’t that different from your opponents, as polar opposites are really two pieces of dialectical fragments that make up, and give birth to a synthetic whole that is both self-creating and self-negating.

Hate and love are two emotions that create extremely close bonds between individuals. When people are going through a love and hate relationship, their thoughts and bodies have to be in very close contact. The thought and body language feed off of each other, as the two manifests and embeds upon one another in an on-going feedback loop. The body is the extension of thought, and the thought is the extension of the body. When people are in really close contact, talking about something very passionately, whether they are agreeing or disagreeing, their whole bodies are involved – their neurons are firing together, their hearts, their neurochemicals, their adrenalin, their breaths, everything. But in order for this connection to occur, people can suddenly become totally unfamiliar with certain parts of their body. The contact between different individuals during these moments can be far closer than with some parts of their own bodies – say your toes, your pinkies, or even your very own thought.

What I’m trying to say is, to establish the phenomenon of “one mind-body” connection, whether as a result of love or hate, and whether it is between two individuals or a group of people, their bodies and thought must become partially out-growing or incomplete in order to be receptive upon reproduction and production. Aren’t there moments where we become totally unaware of certain parts of our bodies because we are so engaged in the embodiment and the connectivity between ourselves and others in the world? And aren’t there also moments where parts of our bodies are so full with energy that it overflows with desire and vitality of flesh, soul, and blood? This results in very odd spectacles, as if we experience a rupture in the fabric of reality, as if a black hole has been created in space-time so that it could be simultaneously filled up and contained. A negative movement which yields the production of a positive one, a sort of a break to form a hollow gesture so a that full one can refill its space to form a fusion which is superior to and subsumes both the initial proposition and its counterpart.

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