overall though there are those whose patterns go around in tight circles always local and never as those of a stranger and then there are the strangers who pass through whose moments are all they have of themselves but whose moments only punctuate the familiar of those whose patterns remain in tight circles.
i've been a stranger and i've been a local and each has its comforts. i wish always to be both for the comforts each affords. from the point of view of the stranger though the local seems impossible and from the point of view of the local the stranger seems precarious and ephemeral and laughably out of the know.
my wish is to be everywhere a stranger and everywhere at home.