translated by Barbara P. Fulks
The following can be conceived as a commentary on Lacan's statement that love comes to supplement the lack of sexual rapport.
Formally, one must determine what a function of supplement is, even up to the point at which a rapport cannot be written. Ontologically, one accepts that if sexual rapport cannot be written, if it is non-existent as an effect of structure, then love itself as supplement can only arrive by chance. The event that must be registered as love is what, in my language, establishes that the sexual is of the order of being. It is what Lacan asserted when he professed that love is an approach, or a "coming aboard": "Being is love which comes aboard in the encounter."
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