The narrator marrying Isis, their break-up, his adventures, and their reunification may symbolize a spiritual path connecting a seeker to his spirit-soul.
A lyrical masterpiece supporting a variety of interpretations, we look at the song from the perspective of a fallen soul seeking the path of salvation.
Oh Sister, like many Dylan songs, can be interpreted on various levels: a relationship of siblings, a love affair, possibly with biographical references? From a spiritual perspective, it may be the spirit aspect addressing the soul aspect in man.
Dylan's song about death and grace may hint at a maturing spirit-soul that leads to a renewed state of being.
It is a crucial moment for a seeker to realize: Nothing in this world can satisfy my deepest longing. I have reached the border - time to embark on a new path.
In Love Minus Zero / No Limit, Dylan abstracts from the trials and tribulations of human relationships, and points to a higher level of purity.
Love songs are well suited to relate to several levels of understanding: from erotic references to the longing for a companion, a soul mate, up to inner processes of soul and spirit that use worldly love merely as an analogy.