Wednesday, January 21, 2009
Eros is interesting. Lewis describes it as the romanticism of lovers. With it some the pleasure of sex, but sex is not the root of it. Eros is the love of being with one another, the desire for your loved one and not the pleasures they can give you. Lewis uses the example of Cigarette's. When you're done with the cigarettes (pleasure) you toss the package they came in (lover). With Eros this shouldn't be the case. Eros makes love and sex mean something. You not only want the pleasure but you want more than that. I think that sex, when used in an Eros context, will be much more meaningful. Personally, I can't wait to get into a relationship where this is the case.