A love and sex story from a novel
It should be called an
invitation to heaven,
The great renaissance principle, the Principle of Universal Love, which has to some degree become the foundation of civilization, has never really been allowed into the social domain, to uplift it. Attempts have been made. They usually fail when sex enters the scene. It takes a trained scientist who lives at the leading edge of science to rigorously honor the demand of universal Principle in the face of the world's contrary social conventions of privatized love and the privatization of sex that is deemed the pinnacle of morality.
Do those kind of scientists exist that can respect universal principles above convention? In the novel they do. The novel is fictional, however. Perhaps it shouldn't be. If it were real, sex would be uplifted to a higher level than where we find it at today in the world of privatized sex where the scene is wide open to countless abuses, even violence and slavery, or the abuse of children, with love drifting far into the background in many situations. But the challenges that unfold with the Principle of Universal Love are formidable too, in today's emotionally supercharged, privatized world, where we see each other more as property than sovereign human beings rich in the sphere of love.
It appears that the challenges of the Principle of Universal Love can be met, and may be met quite naturally. For instance, as the protagonists discover, we may find it possible suddenly to have several 'best' friends and lovers, with the result that our honesty with ourselves about the brilliance of an unfolding love is no longer pushed out of sight and mind, but is allowed to blossom.
The story presented here, In the Brilliance of a Night, is a chapter of the novel, Discovering Love, the first episode of the series, The Lodging for the Rose, by Rolf A. F. Witzsche.