The River Is Always Waiting
by Stephen Measure
"We're so stupid about sexual desire. We use the same word for attraction as we do for action, mixing them together, making it seem like there is nothing separating the two, no thought, no choice, like we're just slaves to our desires, just machines, incapable of deciding whether to follow our attractions or reject them."
The story of a man who refuses to believe that his attraction dictates who he should be and chooses instead to resist his unwanted desire.
"It's not the presence of same-sex attraction that's in question, Dana realized. It's whether we should accept it or resist it. And how do we answer that question? How do we decide 'should'?"