the-symposium

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Slacking

I’m normally very disciplined when it comes to keeping up my training regardless of my travel schedule.  But the last week and a half have been a shit show: LAX- MSP-SFO-SEA-MSP and now NYC.  Early departures, late night arrivals, and trying to keep the grass cut when I get home have hammered my weekly mileage.

This week I’m not accepting any excuses - after last night’s debate I persevered through 6 miles in the Empire Hotel gym.  The gym is in the basement and smells like an old sock.  The wallpaper almost gave me a seizure and all three treadmills were in various stages of disrepair.  The silver lining is that the crappy gym motivated me to skip tonight’s post-symposium happy hour and run Central Park instead.  Home tomorrow!

When man’s natural form was split in two, each half went round looking for its other half. They put their arms round one another, and embraced each other, in their desire to grow together again. They started dying of hunger, and also from lethargy, because they refused to do anything separately.
—  Plato, The Symposium

“According to Greek Mythology, humans were originally created with four arms, four legs and a head with two faces. Fearing their power, Zeus split them into two separate beings, condemning them to spend their lives in search of their other halves.”

-Plato, The Symposium

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I know it’s a bit late, but here’s a little thing about Garnet. I imagine that she’d explain it to Steven like this- it’s a little bit from Plato’s ‘Symposium’, which has been used time and time again to explain the concept of soulmates. 

It took a while, because I had to use a ton of references from the show itself, for both colors, and poses.

When man’s natural form was split in two, each half went round looking for its other half. They put their arms round one another, and embraced each other, in their desire to grow together again. They started dying of hunger, and also from lethargy, because they refused to do anything separately.
—  Plato, The Symposium
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Some positive news to start off the week right!