Desire can transcend boundaries, ethnicities, classes. Has it the power to transcend time itself?

Apparently it can. Deep in my inbox, with the first messages that I ever received on my current desktop, there were five messages dated 1969. Two offered the opportunity to change my physique. A third was a source for “Viiagera [sic.].” One wanted to help me out of debt. Finally, someone wanted me to visit their site.

Before I ever had an e-mail account, before Viagra, before the existence of the internet, before the personal computer … before I was born, someone reached out to give me these messages. I guess desire, at least sexual desire, can reshape the structure of the universe, allowing people to communicate across time. Maybe historians should look into tapping this power.

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