Actually, the plot of this particular blog is: “Desperately Seeking Symbiont” – just as in the “Personal Columns” celebrated by this marvelous move… but my guess was that few people would be attracted to read it! Actually, this film is about desperately seeking a symbiotic relationship. Here’s the summary from Wikipedia: Roberta (Rosanna Arquette) is an unfulfilled suburban housewife living in Fort Lee, New Jersey who is fascinated with a woman she only knows about by reading messages to and from her in the personals section of a New York City tabloid. This fascination reaches a peak when one such ad with the headline “Desperately Seeking Susan” proposes a rendezvous in Battery Park with the man who regularly seeks her. Roberta goes to Battery Park too, gets a glimpse of the woman (Madonna) and in a series of events involving mistaken identity, amnesia, and other farcical elements Roberta goes from voyeur to participant in an Alice in Wonderland-style plot, ostensibly motivated by the search for a pair of stolen Egyptian earrings. [Link]
So what is a “Symbiont” and what is a “Symbiotic Relationship”? There are patterns in Nature to mirror, and patterns to avoid. Nature doesn’t always get it right – and Nature is not always wonderful. For transactional relationships in Nature we find three patterns:
You’ll find these in families, churches, organisations, and nations too! “Parasites” only take – to the detriment of all they touch and feed upon. “Hosts” provide the means for Parasites to continue on their cancerous crusade. “Symbionts” represent an alternative evolutionary path – as important as the evolutionary difference between Chimps and Mankind, between light and day. Symbionts genuinely and authentically seek a win-win scenario in their transactions – something we may legitimately define as “intimacy“.
Roberta, in the movie, like all of us, is seeking intimacy, adventure, excitement, attention – to be connected. This is what I seek. So here’s my ad for this “Personal”:
Desperately Seeking Symbiont…
…for intimate, long-term relationships (platonic!) Extroverts need not apply. Candidates should have a genuine interest in “Game-Free” honest communication. Sycophants need not apply. I want friends who will tell me when my nose is dirty, or my breath smells! I want friends, equally, who will honestly tell me when I’ve done something good, cool, or amazing.
I’m looking for soul-mates who are fed-up with bull-shit. Kindred-Spirits who are happy to be themselves and who like me “just the way” I am. Perfectionists need not apply.
Now, even more personal, I’m looking for Symbionts who share ‘likes’ with 80% of my taste in music, films, books, hobbies… that’s got to narrow the field. You’re also going to have to want a Chameleon! Be into books… be into Science Fiction… be into Nature… be into Music – Big Time!!!! …International is ideal but I don’t need another Russian Bride, OK?
Ask And You Shall Receive
Actually my desired list of symbiotic overlaps is vast… but I don’t need it all in one person. If you’re the sort of person who doesn’t want to waste anymore time (small talk is OK as long as it is “authentic”), then let’s connect… and whoever you are out there tuning into my broadcasted blog, I hope this will stir you up to seek your soul-mates, and waste less of your precious time with “emotional retards” (thanks “K” for that graphic, if politically inappropriate description!)
So, “Desperately Seeking Symbionts” – kindly contact firstname.lastname@example.org