And we sparred until we both grew tired
The question brought about an internal conflict with Frank’s mind, possibly because he came to a conclusion that he didn’t want to fully accept (that the sky and stars may just be for show, and his world is nothing more than random occurrences viewed by outsiders for shits and giggles), which he had to struggle to deny.
Frank is also internally debating the existence of other life/ the creation of the universe/ god. His “logic” and spiritually sparring. But, after some time, he came to the conclusion that regardless of the answer; it didn’t matter, as life would continue to pass regardless (a theme often expressed in most of his music).
Frank’s sensei is also showing him that the answer to this question doesn’t matter. If it all really is just a show, we could just as well be violent as care for one another.
Also, consider that the Sensei is not a metaphor for knowledge but a woman, (she’s giving me pleasure), of interest. Who posed questions to Frank that allows him to reconsider trivializing the purpose of things, as most things have more than one function. We often have intellectual exchange with our lovers. The Sensei is who he is making love to. After conversation they sparred, (had sex), until they were tired and nothing mattered because in the end they were happy.
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