WHO AM I?
Why is it?
How. . . can . . . it . . . be?
What is in the world surrounding us?
And what is everything about?
[I need to know]
I want to discover what matter is
The vast entirety of it all
What's . . . life . . . cosmos . . . energy?
Yet secreted inside
There's . . . passion . . . within . . . me
Perceive the depths of . . . my mind and heart
Come, you'll see
Perhaps it was the way I carried myself. More likely it involved a discernment of the intelligence shimmering in my eyes. Definitely it involved a hope my words were not mere accidents, but indicative of an ability to exchange thoughts. Absolutely my appearance was factored into the equation. Whatever the motivation, something about me had caught his attention.
He opened the exchange with a brief salvo, wondering if I would catch his overture and join him in a dance of exploration. Not a lengthy dissertation, he merely provided a sentence to offer insight into himself, followed by a phrase implying his perception of potential, and ended with an enticement masquerading as a question.
My smile signalled comprehension and a deep appreciation of an exquisitely wrought lure. I expounded upon his theme, offered avenues for tangents, gave hints of laughter, tested his willingness to embark with child-like exuberance upon a discovery of everything.
We were explorers cherishing the beauty of comprehension; who derived spiritual feelings from explanations and discoveries which are aesthetic in their inherent simplicity. In our quest for a greater sense of awe and wonder, we had a rapturous appreciation of the magnificent beauty born out of an ability to grasp the amazing complexity which produces the phenomenon.
We revelled in the exchange of concepts, probing, inquiring, analyzing, hypothesizing. Inspired and inspiring, our minds entwined and complemented, flitting from one topic to another, learning with and from one another, relishing the discovery of infinity. The undercurrent of sensual desire, which materialized after I had accepted his initial invitation, grew into a sizzling furnace of eroticism with each stimulation of our voracious minds.
Science, music, mathematics. Seduction of the mind. How could the intrinsic sensuality of their enthusiasts remain unperceived?
And so begins a journey to reveal the eroticism inherently intertwined with the quest to unravel the mysteries of everything.