You see it everywhere. Over spaghetti in a restaurant, wait for the exterminator, at the local chicken joint:
But not twins, not really.
Couples who have been together for a while, who suddenly start to morph into one another.
They started out as individuals, sure. Totally unique, sexy folks who looked at one another and thought, ‘yeah, I like what you’ve got’.
And then, years down the road, they’re wearing the same clothes. They have similar, if not the same, haircuts. They like all the same foods, shows, and activities. Bingo, cargo shorts, low-salt snacks, topped off with snappy little fishing hats and matching sweatshirts that say ‘We love Florida.’
Now, I see this happen quite a lot in elderly couples, which is very cute and adorable and inspiring of lots of ‘aww’ type noises, even when one is sliding a bedpan under the other.
But I see it a hell of a lot in lesbian couples, regardless of age. One minute someone’s a stylish sex pot and the other a cute book nerd, and then:
Fusion occurs. They’re attached at the hip (wearing the same cargo shorts) and using the same hair products on the same hair style while discussing how they could never imagine doing anything separate ever again.
Birds of a lesbian feather, I suppose…But I want to ask, “Where did you go? What did you used to like, that you gave up to become a single, soppy entity?”
What causes this strange morphology? What causes this abandonment of ‘I’ for ‘Us’ and let there be no vowels between?
Book: The Argonaut Voyage by Tim Severin
Song: You Can Be the Boss by Lana Del Rey