“The experience of Eros as Lack alerts a person to the boundaries of himself, of other people, of things in general. It is the edge separating my tongue from the taste for which it longs that teaches me what an edge is. Like Sappho’s adjective glukupikron, the moment of desire is one that defies proper edge, being a compound

of opposites forced together at pressure.”


[Anne Carson, Eros the Bittersweet]