Posted by venessa miemis on Thursday, August 30, 2012 · 5 Comments
Category: Uncategorized · Tags: poetry
In the Seraph+Tom partnership, it’s the “idea-children”. The partnership creates and raises them, either to stay with us or to move on with clients. This isn’t just corny nomenclature. It’s a way of feeling “parental” responsibility to make ideas into realities that become part of our legacy.
I like this post: I like the image of ideas melding and emerging and the deep consequence of what it is to birth new worlds.
Erotic though? It’s exciting and stimulating but please don’t rob us if the sacred pleasures that make being human, human. I don’t yet know of an idea that can top that.
Ideas of the mind, However complexly felt and conceived cannot be compared to the fullness and wonder of full bodily, deeply felt pleasure.
I say this because it’s what the good ideas should be driving at anyway: embodied pleasure, or satisfaction or contentment and not always chasing far off tomorrows.
Thanks for reading.
No, it’s not the birthing of ideas that’s actually erotic.
Far from it! That’s often a bloody mess, and sometimes people die during the idea-birthing event, for example: during social revolutions….
It’s the willing mingling and merging of ideas that is erotic, exactly as you say Venessa. The intercourse is social; the payoff in pleasure is experienced as intellectual and emotional…even spiritual for some. Social intercourse starts with intellectual flirting and has many other characteristic behaviors that parallel sexual behavior. Gifting behavior is but one example.
Idea-partners who willingly consent to social intercourse are in fact engaging in the potential for meme propagation. Reproduction. The unspoken motive is intellectual in nature (memetic spread) rather than biological in nature (DNA spread). Creatives that tune into the subtle dimensions (and romance) of social intercourse get a very big reward: their memes survive, and make it into the next generation of thinking and culture. Those most adept at the art of social intercourse eventually die, like everyone else. Yet their ideas clearly do not.
Richard Brody gets it right. And so do you Venessa. You are on to something.
Curious readers (those willing to suspend disbelief) can click through to view the cover-art of Brodie’s well-known book on memetic spread, entitled “Virus of the Mind”. The book’s cover graphic is an indirect yet very clear symbol of sexual fertilization.
Virus of the Mind- Amazon link
> No, it’s not the birthing of ideas that’s actually erotic. Far from it! That’s often a bloody mess…
Right. See: “a dream — from Chaos to Commons” http://commonsrising.ning.com/profiles/blogs/from-chaos-to-commons
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