Part of the book is Mr. Morris addressing, based upon his research, why are men gay (another Times article that followed). The basic premise of his argument is that men, played together as boys, forming a pack with other boys and at some point simply failed to progress to the next stage, whereby they wandered off from the pack. Further, that if during these critical stages, the young boy gets some negative feedback or experiences with the opposite sex, this can severely rattle one’s sexuality as well.
I’m not sure how much I wanna buy all this. We all want tidy answers to life’s complex questions. I’m remembering though in 5th grade a school mate who I befriended, black (don’t go there people), he was definitely a flamer. Drama queen in the making. We used to walk home together. He had more opinions and could fly off the handle at the drop of a hat. Yet, I realize now I was kinda of attracted to him. It just didn’t register. No other little boys wanted to be his friend and he hung out with the girls for the most part.
So what didn’t this register with me? Who knows. Who cares. Going back in time may answer questions, it doesn’t address the future though.