My Half Orange

There’s this term of endearment in Spanish – media naranja which literally means half orange.

It means your other half or your soul mate. I’m not sure why “orange” was picked, but I love the quirkiness of the saying.

The concept is similar to Aristophanes’ speech in Plato’s Symposium where he talks about how we used to be round two headed creatures with two arms and two legs until Zeus cut us in half with lightening bolts, and now we roam the Earth looking for our other half. The story is told beautifully in the song “The Origin of Love” featured in Hedwig & the Angy Inch.

Anyways, this term really sums up how I feel about Andrés… he’s mi media naranja.


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