The Secret Life of Bees

In chapter 7 what is lily talking about when she say's "I'd honestly thought such a thing couldn't thought such a thing couldn't happen, the way water could not run uphill or salt could not taste sweet. A law of nature." (125)

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Lily is attracted to Zack. She never thought it possible that a white girl could be attracted to a Negro man: it defied the laws of social order that she had grown up under.