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2 a.m. on Sunday morning and he’s staring at the ceiling, counting water stains.

He goes to church, just because, and listens to the sound of words like “grace” and “salvation” and lets his eyes find the broken lines and chips in the podium.
Breakfast is toast, because that’s all the diner downstairs serves, and it’s always eaten in five neat bites.
Light is always white, never sterile.
Stars are planets, never things to be wished upon.
And people are atoms and molecules and tissue and sliding muscle.

He works as a dentist, and asks “How has life been treating you lately?” and makes soft noises in the back of his throat, so they’ll come back next time.
Favorite colors don’t exist.
Nor first loves,
Wanting to eat
     And wanting to sleep
     And wanting to “touch”
Because of hormones and synapses and instinctual need.
      And “marry me” is a “just because”

2 a.m. in the morning, and she’s counting the number of ways she wishes she could make him smile, because he’d be beautiful.
Exploring the concept of Existentialism. The idea of a human being freed from all emotion.

The first question is:
lack of


supression of?

Aussming the first, next we must ask:
is emotion based on hormones


the soul?

If its based on hormones, then there must be a lack of hormones yes? Yet, hormones play a dinstinct role in health, some hormones help keep your blood count up, others inspire interest in the opposite gender. So, selective hormone lack? Or if lack of all, that means, no need to touch or feel or have any sort of intimate relationship with anyone.
If its soul, then you're body is governed mainly by instinctual and physical needs.
There will also be the need for brain stimulation, patterns, color differentation, and categorization. I assume.

Another question (this is all inspired by ~Wavering-Mind) is whether or not another person can love someone who can never love them or reciprocate, show any interest, back. My theory is that yes, its possible, because, as it is proven over and over, love doesn't have to be logical.

Anyone have thoughts?
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Word-Express Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2014
It's more complex than that. It's the pineal gland.…

That's why I want to study biochemistry
MasterofWordsAndArt Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
to me, existentialism is about the purpose of emotions, life, death, religion, pain, happiness, and why things happen.
asecretoutlet Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2012
wait- existentialism is about lack of emotions? I thought it was about being authentic in your emotions?
destinedsoul21 Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2012
Wow. I've NEVER read more poignant existentialist poetry.
TheAfterWhys Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
That is quite the compliment, thank you. =)
jim66 Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2011
Very good one.And to answer the question ,yes,emotions are all chemical processes. Its just that the illusions of soul ,existence and action are what make life worth living.
phantasmicmelody Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2010
this is beautiful and amazing <3
TheAfterWhys Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
=] Thank you.
Blacklemon67 Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
amazing, I feel like I've been sort of a zombie lately, who's only use is to mull over philosophical dilemmas and hypothetical future scenarios. :S
TheAfterWhys Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you, I'm glad you enjoyed it. It is quite fun to mull over such things, so I hope that you are enjoying your time doing so. =]
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