April 21, 2017


Where's your other half?

I am often impressed by Plato's Symposium, where he talks about the origin of a soulmate, the fact that every human being is condemned by Zeus to be born incomplete; our lives basically is a search mission to look for the other half of us that is missing since the day we were born - that is, if we care about being complete

Despite the seemingly cruel nature of a condemnation, Plato talks about it in the most endearing way: 

And so, when a person meets the half that is his very own, whatever his orientation...then something wonderful happens: the two are struck from their senses by love, by a sense of belonging to one another, and by desire, and they don't want to be separated from one another, not even for a moment.” 

The idea of 'other half' is rather romantic; it makes incompletion sound so much better, to think that we are all on this lifelong mission to be 'whole'.

Not my intention to sound cheesy, but the thought of Plato's theory actually brought my mind to a piece of furniture we have at ziinlife - the 1/2 Coffee Table. Complimented by each other, 1/2 Coffee Table is a very good example of good 'team work'. As a set of two tables that fit perfectly together as a whole, they can also be separated and act on its own existence. Sometimes they want to be together, sometimes they don't. No matter the arrangement, they always seem content with themselves and with each other. Come to think of it, isn't it the kind of human relationship we always hope for? 

Something to mull over on a rainy day.....☔️

1/2 Coffee Table by ziinlife Modern Furniture






我並沒有任何刻意宣傳的意思,但柏拉圖的學說的而且確令我想起ziinlife1/2 Coffee Table。像互相恭維著對方一樣,1/2 Coffee Table是一個很好的演繹去表現出協同的意識。由於它們都與另一半完美合身,因此無論是分開還是組合使用都十分方便。有時候它們會形影不離,有時又會想暫且分離。但無論安排如何,它們都是一體的。細思一下,這種關係不就是我們人類最渴望的嗎?


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