“ Laroche grew up in Miami. He says he was a weird kid. This is not hard to believe. When he wanted a pet, he bought a little turtle, then bought ten little turtles, then tried to breed them, then started selling turtles to other kids, then decided his life wasn’t worth living unless he acquired one of every species of rare turtle, including a three-hundred-pound exotic tortoise from the Gal.pagos Islands. Suddenly, another passion seized him. He became immersed in late-Ice Age fossils. Then he dropped turtles and Ice Age fossils and became obsessed with lapidary, and then after a while he dropped lapidary and got into collecting and resilvering old mirrors. His passions boil up quickly and end abruptly, like tornadoes.”
Excerpt from “Orchid Fever” by Susan Orlean
A cousin of mines came to me for sex-ed advice today. I could feel flattered that he trusts and is comfortable with me enough to ask all of the questions that he did… but I’m kind of tight that he didn’t ask one of our male cousins. But wait, this little nigga has two older brothers as well.
It reminded me of this day dream I had once… I was married with a son and I had to teach him how to tie a bowtie, because my husband didn’t know how to. It bothered me for the entire day.
I just strongly feel like certain things should be learnt from the same sex. And I suppose that me being a female and having experience with them influenced his decision to ask me, but no. I asked him.
It’s like me telling a little boy not to hit girls. Of course I’d tell him that, I’m a girl!!! Is what he could be thinking. That coming from an adult male would hold so much more weight. This is just an example though. I wouldn’t tell him not to hit girls, i’d tell him that hitting in general is wrong. But you all get me, right?
You don’t have to get me, I get me.
Relationship advice, cool… But questions about prophylactics, genital hygiene and things of that nature being asked to me by the opposite sex, why? Why is it that he’d rather come to me about female courtship than the dozens of males in our family.
I don’t want to use words like manhood or womanhood. I have some gender sensitive people following me and I dont want my own opinion to offend myself actually, so i’m trying to dance around what I really want to say.
I just. I just… Fuck it, I get me.
My teacher says that I have a signature for writing Hint Fiction…