July 7, 2013
Art show theme: "The Power of Myth." Here's a myth: The myth of romance as an organizing principal for a life. Love is essential to life. A mother's love and nurturing predisposes a child with confidence, openness to explore, cheerfulness to attract a network of friends and support. Romantic love of adolescents fuels the evolution of mankind forward. But.. what about our culture's pressure to find the perfect mate? (aka fit round peg into square hole.) If you picture the whole of life as a pie chart, what percentage is spent seeking, attracting, committing, fighting, maintaining this single relationship? Wasteful?