Coming across this quotation on the WWW made me think a lot:

“…A true soulmate is a mirror, the person who shows you everything that’s holding you back, the person who brings you to your own attention so you can change your life. A true soulmate is probably the most important person you’ll ever meet because they tear down your walls and smack you awake.”

~ Elizabeth Gilbert

It brought to mind the days of ‘Dil Toh Pagal Hai’, that revolutionised the Indian film industry with its concept of soul mates and, of course, its wonderful music. This song says it all.

ThatΒ brought to mind the lyrics of the song ‘Origin of love’ that I read some time ago, depicting a story that has been used by Coelho in ‘Eleven Minutes’. As per Coelho, the fable has been penned down by Plato. Here go the lyrics of the song:

When the earth was still flat,
And the clouds made of fire,
And mountains stretched up to the sky,
Sometimes higher,
Folks roamed the earth
Like big rolling kegs.
They had two sets of arms.
They had two sets of legs.
They had two faces peering
Out of one giant head
So they could watch all around them
As they talked; while they read.
And they never knew nothing of love.
It was before the origin of love.

The origin of love

And there were three sexes then,
One that looked like two men
Glued up back to back,
Called the children of the sun.
And similar in shape and girth
Were the children of the earth.
They looked like two girls
Rolled up in one.
And the children of the moon
Were like a fork shoved on a spoon.
They were part sun, part earth
Part daughter, part son.

The origin of love

Now the gods grew quite scared
Of our strength and defiance
And Thor said,
“I’m gonna kill them all
With my hammer,
Like I killed the giants.”
And Zeus said, “No,
You better let me
Use my lightening, like scissors,
Like I cut the legs off the whales
And dinosaurs into lizards.”
Then he grabbed up some bolts
And he let out a laugh,
Said, “I’ll split them right down the middle.
Gonna cut them right up in half.”
And then storm clouds gathered above
Into great balls of fire

And then fire shot down
From the sky in bolts
Like shining blades
Of a knife.
And it ripped
Right through the flesh
Of the children of the sun
And the moon
And the earth.
And some Indian god
Sewed the wound up into a hole,
Pulled it round to our belly
To remind us of the price we pay.
And Osiris and the gods of the Nile
Gathered up a big storm
To blow a hurricane,
To scatter us away,
In a flood of wind and rain,
And a sea of tidal waves,
To wash us all away,
And if we don’t behave
They’ll cut us down again
And we’ll be hopping round on one foot
And looking through one eye.

Last time I saw you
We had just split in two.
You were looking at me.
I was looking at you.
You had a way so familiar,
But I could not recognize,
Cause you had blood on your face;
I had blood in my eyes.
But I could swear by your expression
That the pain down in your soul
Was the same as the one down in mine.
That’s the pain,
Cuts a straight line
Down through the heart;
We called it love.
So we wrapped our arms around each other,
Trying to shove ourselves back together.
We were making love,
Making love.
It was a cold dark evening,
Such a long time ago,
When by the mighty hand of Jove,
It was the sad story
How we became
Lonely two-legged creatures,
It’s the story of
The origin of love.
That’s the origin of love.

Interesting concept of soul mates. Appealed very much to the Ms. Mush in me. πŸ™‚


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3 responses to “Soulmates

  1. Wow.

    Story in a poetry. Cool πŸ™‚

    And yeah…thanks for the award πŸ™‚

    thanks! as for the award, you are most welcome.. πŸ™‚

  2. Dil to pagal hai ?? :-O You like that movie Iyer ? ! I can’t sit through that movie, what with Latha Mangeshkar singing, without even realizing that she has turned 200 and that she ought to stop singing.

    Weird poem (or should I be saying fable?) actually 😐

    hmm, saw dil to pagal hai aeons back.. it did appeal to me back then.. but never got a chance to see it again.. so not really sure if i like it now or not.. as for the music, i loved it then and i still do.. πŸ™‚
    the concept of the poem rather touched me… ya at first reading it does sound a bit odd, i agree.. πŸ™‚

  3. Veens


    I love that Quote πŸ™‚

    and the lyrics are nice!

    thanks! πŸ™‚

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