In Greek mythology, the god of love, Cupid, is the counterpart of Thanatos, the god of death. You’re probably thinking, that’s an odd pair. The Greeks were all about odd pairs. Are you really surprised? Because love is contentment and happiness. Whereas death, Well, no one really wants to talk about that. But these obviously contradictory themes Are more similar than we think. One, At some point we’re gonna experience either. Two, you don’t want to experience either on your own. No one wants to die alone Nor have unrequited love. And three, the sensations of both are eerily similar. Now I know why you take my breath away And why my heart palpitates whenever I see you; The same sensations that someone gets When they’re having a cardiac arrest. Falling in love is like being on the precipice of death Maybe that’s why they call it “falling” in love Because when you fall from something, You will splat on the ground, With your insides out there for someone to see And you’re wondering if they like what they see.