And indeed although love is, beyond any rhetoric, a universal theme, an intrinsically human fact, speaking of it today means encounter many misunderstandings and quite enough difficulties of communicational nature. If attempting a serious analysis, across space and time, there is not, indeed, any chance to rely on a common language when talking about “love”, there is no chance to give to words the same meaning, to be on the same communicative ground.
Only the certainty of the universality of the theme. Making love the center of an investigation is evidently risky, considering the wideness of the semantic meaning but especially the plurality of forms and expressions that it took along the entire human history.
The risks are many and they go from approaching the theme in a trivial way – often abused – to a superficial approach in the research, to the incompleteness of the study.
Therefore, even knowing the inability to exhaust the theme, it is worth it to underline that, since love, although strongly affected by the subjective experience, contemplates also an important natural and social aspect, it is necessary to do a “mediation” work and to consider some lines of development that comprehend both the “subjective side of the feeling”(the experience), and its “anthropological” and “biological” dimensions.
Amidst the love interlude that involves each of us in our everyday life and that at the same time commits the world to a game of creative and destructive forces, the interesting thing is the sharing – even if with infinite diversity in which it is manifested, conceived and interpreted – of a common experience.
Going through these “way of love”, belonging to different cultures, far away in space and time, seemed a nice and effective way to correctly communicate the affinities – and distances – between past, present and future and to facilitate the comprehension and the knowledge of cultures starting exactly from themes only apparently universally known.
Indeed Romarché 8 presents love as an access key to the knowledge of the past or as the perspective itself from which each culture looked at itself and looked at the world in the attempt to overcome its mortal limit.