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A soulmate or soul mate is a person with whom one has a feeling of deep and natural affinity, love, intimacy, sexuality, spirituality, and/or compatibility. A related concept is that of the twin flame or twin soul – which is thought to be the ultimate soulmate, the one and only other half of one's soul, for which all souls are driven to find and join. However, not everyone who uses these terms intends them to carry such mystical connotations.

One story about soulmates, presented by Aristophanes in Plato's Symposium, is that humans originally consisted of four arms, four legs, and a single head made of two faces, but Zeus feared their power and split them all in half, condemning them to spend their lives searching for the other half to complete them:

[Primeval man] could walk upright as men now do, backwards or forwards as he pleased, and he could also roll over and over at a great pace, turning on his four hands and four feet, eight in all, like tumblers going over and over with their legs in the air; this was when he wanted to run fast …Terrible was their might and strength, and the thoughts of their hearts were great, and they made an attack upon the gods ... Doubt reigned in the celestial councils. Should they kill them and annihilate the race with thunderbolts, as they had done the giants, then there would be an end of the sacrifices and worship which men offered to them; but, on the other hand, the gods could not suffer their insolence to be unrestrained. At last, after a good deal of reflection, Zeus discovered a way. He said: 'I have a plan which will humble their pride and improve their manners; men shall continue to exist, but I will cut them in two and then they will be diminished in strength and increased in numbers; this will have the advantage of making them more profitable to us. They shall walk upright on two legs, and if they continue insolent and will not be quiet, I will split them again and they shall hop about on a single leg.'
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bitterreflektion Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2011
Hey, I've recently featured you in my journal :heart: [link]
markoad Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2010
Neke od tvojih fotografija me podsecaju na staro Japansko slikarstvo. Ako nisi video ranije, baci pogled:

C-IP Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2010
aha vidio sam :)
Sesca Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2010   Photographer
Very interesting composition !:clap:
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Belatucradus Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2010
It looks like a swamp to me...well, I think the title fits good, because finding a soulmate is like wandering through a foggy swamp.
C-IP Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2010
:D thank you
vaavesur Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
Very interesting.
crissial Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2010
Dreamy, and I love the explanation about soulmates... It has always fascinated me that concept :)
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