"Materially," I agreed, "I suppose you have. But when it has cost all the rest, when love, art, poetry, excitement, and physical joy have all been sacrificed to mere continued existence, what is left but a soulless waste? What reason is there any longer for survival?"
"As to the reason, I don’t know -- except that survival is a desire common to all species. I am quite sure that the reason for that desire was no clearer in the twentieth century than it is now. But, for the rest, why should you assume that they are gone? Did not Sappho write poetry? And your assumption that the possession of a soul depends upon a duality of sexes surprises me, it has so often been held that the two are in some sort of conflict, has it not?"
"As an historian who must have studied men, women, and motives you should have taken my meaning better," I told her.
She shook her head, with reproof. "You are so much the conditioned product of your age, my dear. They told you, on all levels, from the works of Freud to that of the most nugatory magazines for women, that it was sex, civilised into romantic love, that made the world go round -- and you believed them. But the world continues to go round for others, too -- for the insects, the fish, the birds, the animals -- and how much do you suppose they know of romantic love, even in brief mating seasons? They hoodwinked you, my dear. Between them they channelled your interests and ambitions along courses that were socially convenient, economically profitable, and almost harmless."
- from Consider Her Ways by John Wyndham
released December 20, 2020
Matt- drum set
Evan- electric bass
Christopher- 12 string guitar
recorded live @ Million Yen
September - December 2018