This morning Siggy chose the subject of relationships and spoke eloquently about love and sex. We had the pleasure of having Julie of Happy Catholic, Laurie Kendrick, Shane of Political Vindication, another caller and the people in the chat room joining in the converstation.
Siggy already posted about it,
We talked about men and women, how and when we successfully communicate and how and when we don’t. We discussed how friendship enhances intimacy and we discussed how intimacy without real friendship is destined to block real intimacy.
Most of us find it easy to forgive the differences we have with friends or their idiosyncrasies and imperfections. Why? Because they are our friends, and we love them. We don’t care about their religion, weight, color or ethnicity. We don’t even see those things.We are intimate with our closest friends in a most profound way.
It is also true that physical intimacy cannot ‘speed up’ the friendship part of a relationship. There is a reason friendships take time to build. There can be no love if there is no trust or respect. Physical intimacy alone will not deepen the emotional part of a relationship. As Shane so succinctly noted, ‘Sex changes everything.’ No matter the ground rules, no matter the agreement, sex does change the dynamic in a relationship.
Laure Kendrick also posted,
I now fully grasp how important respect is and it is paramount. It is the respect you must have for your partner; that which you must have for yourself.
Respect is a principle component to being happy and happiness is key. But I can’t tell you how to find it. I’m convinced that for some people, on those rare occasions when the cosmos aligns just right and Lyndon LaRouche elects NOT to run for president for once, happiness can find you. When you least expect it.
And it’s in those “in between moments” when it hasn’t found you and you’re desperately looking for it, that I wish I could bottle up that particular endorphin-fueled jolt o’joy I’ve felt in my life. I’d mass market it as a panacea that would cure all the world’s ills.
Happy Catholic had a blast.
We’ll continue this conversation in another podcast. I’m trying to schedule it right now.