2009 Feb 18, The True Mysteries
Originally posted on my previous blog archive site
I've been re-reading a great series of Science Fiction by Dan Simmons. The book that I am currently up to is "The Rise of Endymion". It never ceases to amaze me how much wisdom can be found in Science Fiction and Fantasy... even the Keys to the Mysteries - or at least sign posts.
Here is a passage that struck a cord with me. I hope that you enjoy it:
(c) 1977, The Rise of Endymion, Dan Simmons, p284
To see and feel one's beloved naked for the first time is one of life's pure, irreducible epiphanies. If there is a true religion in the universe, it must include that truth of contact or be forever hollow. To make love to the one true person who deserves that love is one of the few absolute rewards of being a human being, balancing all of the pain, loss, awkwardness, loneliness, idiocy, compromise, and clumsiness that go with the human condition. To make love to the right person makes up for a lot of mistakes.