Very gnomic. Very pixie. Such are the comments at the bottom of this attempt at a preface for a scholarly work. Didn’t quite fit (a tad polemical). Glad I kept it all these years to bring it to the fore here.
A gay man asking “why make babies” risks being unheard. Gay people pretend he is addressing straights. His question is aimed at closet cases so claim straight folk. The sophisticated lesbians have him talking to himself. So do the unsophisticated.
A gay man is always overheard. His questions sound like baby talk. His gestures resemble so many abstractions swirling around the asking, how he has been made, how he made it, so narcissitic. Knowing he is overheard he turns the made into a making like turning a trick, forever a boy.
None can ever quite reproduce his productions, unless they listen for the unhurriedness of the unheard at play and then know the risking at work.
Yes, very gnomic. Very pixie.
And so for day 494