What is this enigmatic “it” these tanned, nubile men refer to? They appear not to be productive workers and don’t array themselves in any sort of uniform, yet they seem preoccupied with a veiled form of transaction. Is “it” a good or service that can be bought or bartered? Can “it” be made, and what is the socially-ascribed value that makes “it” worth haggling over? Why does the seller obviously derive as much pleasure from providing “it” as the consumer does from obtaining “it”? Is “it” itself a mode of currency? If I were to beg politely and nuzzle beseechingly at a supplier’s muscled teat, may I have “it” too?
© 2011, Nightcharm. All rights reserved. Nightcharm.com