Acts of Love [Intimacy]
Acts of Love.
In the adult Stage of our lives, we humans, like all animals who go two-by-two, engage in Physical Acts together. Amongst the Extras - those animals which only play small parts, low down on the role-call - these Actors play their parts cold, silent and quick. They only appear together just once, in a single violent Scene. For some, like the poor old male spider, they perform their Part only at their Final Curtain Call.
But as we look further and further up the Cast List, these Acts begin to have emotional content. The higher animals - like birds, felines, canines and dolphins - can be much more Expressive Actors. Their Acts and Encores involve love, can be gentle, and through these, they may become bound as a Double Act - they Play their Parts for the rest of their lives together, not two-by-two, but as one. When one departs the Theatre of life, the other may quickly follow Stage Left, because alone they have no Part left to Play.
At the top of the list of Dramatis Personae, we find ourselves, the Star Players. We Humans. We have, within all of us, when it comes to the Love Scenes, the capacity to deliver Masterclasses, Virtuoso Performances. We have the capability to feel, and make the other feel, such depths of emotion through our Double Acts of Love, to touch each other’s very Souls. We can rewrite the very Lines of our Single Parts as we Improvise new realities of experience together. While some animals can indeed mate for life, as the Headline Actors, we have it with in us to Soul Mate for Life… and perhaps, as some traditions would have it, beyond…
Unfortunately, the Dramas and Tragi-Comedies of our modern lives and culture, means most of us only go through the physical motions of Love and never experience Mastery, of either ourselves or our Acting Partner. Few of us would be winning any Oscars. Throughout my life, I only delivered my Part in ways only fit for Amateur Dramatics. Too distracted by other Performers, too focused on following the Lines I had been taught, like the rest of us, by our society. The Drama Schools of our culture of the modern day teach us to be, at best, Actors worthy of only being in Made for TV Movies.
Today, through a wracked and broken body, through a journey into Emotional Freeze and back again, through the fire of pain and ice of fear, I am discovering there is so very much for Humans to gain by Acts of Love. Like all the Greatest Actors, it requires us to learn the Method to deliver the Performances of our lives. And it totally transcends physical Acts of Love. The Method involves fully embodying our role. To reside in, live and breathe love for one another, Superior Emotional Expressiveness and making each other feel like they are indeed, an Audience of just one in the whole wide Universe.
There is a word, which I believe most of us don’t have the faintest idea about its true meaning, its depth, its nuances, but which lie at the very heart and soul of the Method of Human Love.
So I cross out the title of this Script, which wrote itself without edit, in full, free flow of a Creative, Emotional Intelligent, Empathic Storyteller.
I strike a line through “Acts of Love” and replace it with that single word.
A New Working Title...