Monday, July 15, 2013
Between dropping our eldest off at his classes and the second trip to the dump, I stop for a chat with the bass. She hums in dulcet melodies the tunes of my soul. It is considered archaic in English to genderize an object, such as in the manner of referring to watercraft as female. But in many languages not far removed from our own, most pronouns are gendered. Elle est très jolie, la guitare basse! She is a bass guitar. He is a computer. The pronoun "it" has neutered the English speaking world, rendered the lyrical androgynous, dishonored nature's grand dualistic design.