(Translated by Eleonor)
Plato, in his work "Symposium" is referring to an ancient Greek myth that says that humans were not always like today. They consisted of a single body but the head had two faces, each one looking to opposite directions. It had four legs and four hands and two opposite sexes. The Greek Godís were very envious of this remarkable creature who could see to all directions, cover long distances with its four legs and work very hard with its four hands. But it was alarming to them that this creature had two different sexes and could reproduce whenever it wanted.
Zeus, Father of Gods, decided these privileges should be removed from the mortals. With a lightning bolt he split the creature in two, creating the man and the woman. Ever since then, humans spend their whole lives looking for their other half, so as to be united again in one body.
The search is not easy and to this day, only few accomplish to find the other half of their body which will render them complete. And even as some manage to find it, they donít always stay together with the one who completes them.
Once there was a boy and a girl that loved each other very much. Fate played nasty games at them and even after many misfortunes, pain and tears they didnít manage to be together. Their love remained forever written in the stars. To this day they try to meet again and complete their unfulfilled love...
The preface is inspired from an extract of Paolo Coelhoís ď11 minutes."