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Comics & Soul mates | Steve

If you have been following our twitter account @365daysofusblog we mentioned that I will soon be putting out comics.  There has been a slight delay but do not fear the first one will be posted next week! In the meantime, I thought I would share my inspiration for the first comic and one of my favorite Greek myths regarding love and soul mates.

To give a little more context, I love ancient art & mythology and how these cultures were able to construct stories to explain the unexplainable, including love. In Plato’s Symposium Aristophanes determines why every person in the world is looking for that special someone.

So here is the Coles notes version of it. In the beginning people had a HUGE round body, four hands and feet and one head with two faces. To give a visual see below.

However, the gods got incredibly fearful of humans (as they usually do) and didn’t want these guys crashing the party at Mount Olympus. Zeus took his trusty lightning bolt and split every person in two. Then it goes into detail about how the gods then stitched us up, but lets skip that part. Anyway, now each person wanders the earth looking for that special someone who figuratively and literally made him or her feel whole.

So there is it! If you want a good laugh think of you and your significant other like the picture above! And look out for the comic next week!

“These are the people who pass their whole lives together, and yet they could not explain what they desire of one another. For the intense yearning which each of them has towards the other does not appear to be the desire of lover’s intercourse, but of something else which the soul of either evidently desires and cannot tell” – Plato

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One thought on “Comics & Soul mates | Steve

  1. Looking forward to your comics! Any hint on themes, characters etc?

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