Monday, March 03, 2008

Inherent?

Well, we had a great time in Sally's class today. We rocked. We spent more than half the class discussing Heyward's ideas about sexual mutuality, whether or not it can even exist in heterosexual relationships. Everyone was talking at once. It was great fun. I guess you could say the sexual energy was unbound. Which brings me around to a topic we just barely touched, the idea of where creativity comes from, whether creativity is inherently sexual. Think about that, now. I suppose Audre Lourde might say yes. And I'll repeat this one quote from Heyward, too:

Sexuality is expressed not only between lovers in personal relationship, but also in the work of an artist who loves her painting or her poetry, a father who loves his children, a revolutionary who loves her people.

And in answer to that question a fellow writer asked me, is that class you're taking Women & Spirituality or Women & Sexuality, the answer is yes. And yes, I think a class on Men & Spirituality/Sexuality is warranted, too, and all the natural evolutions thereof.

4 comments:

Rachel said...

Sigh. Who's teaching this class, Gloria Steinem? ;)

Charmi said...

Does that mean you don't believe creativity is sexual?

Talia said...

I think sexuality is given far too much credit (or blame, depending on how you look at it) for things in life. How about sexuality comes from creativity? Or something like that?

Charmi said...

I don't have an answer, just questions today.