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The Love

We are already at fault simply trying to explain, describe, contextualize Love using the tools that reason, technique and language make available to us. It's not a feeling. It is not a de facto state, understood as circumscribed by elements that are considered real such as space and time. Falling in love is misunderstood with Love. Feelings related to a story are identified with Love. We have always talked about Love in every context to describe actions, attractions, passions, pains, shortcomings, but there is confusion: talking about Love adds nothing to his knowledge. Alain Badiou said it well, on more than one occasion – love is one of the possible manifestations of the event, which unfolds in the opening that only an encounter makes possible and for this reason it escapes to the threads of the narrative. Love can be, or not be: in its gratuitousness lies the reason for its uniqueness. In love, the mediation of the other is valid in itself, and the loving encounter is precisely this: we start from the other to make him exist with us as he is. And so a new world is born: a world from a decentralized point of view compared to the simple survival instinct. We are faced with the paradox of an "identical difference": "I and the loved one are incorporated in this single Subject, the Subject of love, who considers the unfolding of the world through the prism of our difference, so that this world it gives, it is born, instead of just being what fills my gaze. Love is always the possibility of witnessing the birth of the world”. ​

After all, simply, the images I propose of Sara are the sign (because photography is a sign and not an icon) that I recognize as Love. According to Badiou, something is at stake in love that allows us to move from the pure singularity of chance to an element that has a universal value. Starting from a beginning which, taken by itself, is nothing more than an encounter, a trivial thing, something that deviates from the course of automatisms, one learns that it is possible to experience the world starting from the difference and not only from identity. Love, far from being linked to convenience and goodness in a utilitarian sense, then emerges as an abandonment, a gesture of trust towards chance. It allows us to get closer to the fundamental experience of difference and ultimately to the idea that it is possible to experience the world from the point of view of difference.

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