Why?

My CampNaNoWriMo cabinmate Susie quoted a snappy answer to a familiar question: “Why are you a lesbian?”

Her usual response is “Because boobs”, which is something I’ve heard before, and makes a couple of good points right there. Why do guys stare at our chests?

It’s exactly the same thing. Because boobs. Can they help it? Yeah, sure they can train themselves to not be so bloody obvious about it, but the underlying desire is there, and I have no idea how you could possibly stop that. An electric collar somewhere, perhaps?

She quoted author Laura Steven “Boys are like buses.. they are cheap, unreliable and smell like day old dick-cheese.”

Well, put it like that, they are unlovely, and yet some of us are drawn to them. Why?

I don’t bloody know. Why do I like mangoes? Why do I go all gooey when a kitten snuggles on my lap?

Because I can’t help it?

You can answer some really stupid questions. Why does the sun come up in the morning? Why does it rain in Indianapolis in the summertime?

Why do I look over at my lover lying asleep and feel my own morning sun rising and warming my heart?

Because that’s how it is, buddy. Some things we can’t help. God made us that way. Our love is like water flowing downhill, it cannot flow uphill. It’s as much a part of the cosmos as right angle triangles and pi.

It’s a lovely thing to think about, but there is no answer inside my head that makes any sense, and no answer inside anybody’s head that has any more meaning than “because boobs”.

Britni

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Written by Britni Pepper

Britni Pepper has always enjoyed telling stories. About people, places and pleasures. Her schoolmates loved listening to her stories about princesses and pirates and dragons, and once she looked up to find the principal looking on. "No, no, don't stop, Britni," he said. "I want to hear what happens next!" What happened next was university, a job in the travel industry, and a career of travelling the world meeting the most fascinating people. Britni has travelled to thirty of the world's nations and loves making up stories about fascinating people doing interesting things in exotic places. No longer tales about princes and wizards, but her stories are just as much fantasy as ever.

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