The name of my blog. But why?
Well at first, I didn’t really think much of what the name should be. Then I wasn’t sure if I’d be able to change it if I did not like it, so that’s when I started to care about it.
Two bodies, one soul. The meaning is love. There’s a famous quote by Aristotle that is “love is composed of a single soul inhabiting two bodies.” This came from a mythological Greek story where all people were born with 4 arms, 4 legs, and were half female, half male. In the story, Zeus ordered that all people must be cut in half. Because of this, the people’s life goal from that day on was to find their other half.
Of course, a person does not have to be what complete’s another one’s life. There are many things that people fall in love with that gives them comfort, security, and pure happiness; something they feel they cannot live without. In the case of the quote, love is identified as one person finding another person that completes both of them. I connect to this meaning of love, and that is why I chose to name my blog something similar to the original quote.
I feel that myself and who I have found to be my other half are connected and cannot be pulled apart. I won’t start talking in detail about my love life, but I will say that my love life has made many feelings and traits of myself stand out more than they ever have. The love I feel between my other half and I makes me feel strong, secure, happy, protected, confident, faithful, outgoing, and alive.
My significant other and I are one; we are one soul, but two bodies. This fact is what means most to me in life right now, and that is the reason behind my blog name. I originally wanted to choose something that describes just me better, but after some thought, I realized that my relationship with him is one of the biggest parts of me. I have found ways to describe who I am just because of my relationship with my other half. The best parts of me are shown now because of him.
To just make it short and simple:
Two Bodies, One Soul. The overall meaning of this is love.
I feel that most of who I am today is made up of so much love. For my soul-mate more than anything, but also for other people, nature, animals, art, and the world itself.
My soul is connected to my significant other’s soul, making us one. We are two separate humans, but our souls have most definitely combined to one. This is everything to me.
I find this to be so special because I know with all of my heart that this feeling is so real, something I have never felt before, something that can’t be torn apart, and that is why this is so important to who I am today.
Love is a very wide topic and can be elaborated in so many ways, but I’ve found that the way I have connected it to the quote by Aristotle is how it has most meaning to me. My relationship is something that can describe so much of my personality, in almost all good ways.
Also, I feel the need to mention why I chose the specific featured picture for this post. I took this picture, and I am in love with taking pictures that include the sun. The way that it connects to this blog post for me is that when I talk about my relationship, I feel warmth. I imagine warm colors like yellow, orange and pink. My mind just has some sort of way to connect the feeling of the sun beating down on my skin with the relationship that I am in, in such a wonderful way.
So, there you go. The meaning behind my blog name. Quite honestly, I probably spent way too much time deciding a name for this blog that I will probably stop using in a couple of months. Oh well. It was a fun thought process.