So what is Other?
It’s certainly not the safe answer, or the easy question.
It’s not your favourite colour. It’s not my favourite flavour. It’s not a cheat sheet. It’s certainly not a user manual. It’s not the easiest path, nor the hardest. It’s not red, or simply blue. It’s never just righteous, or rotten.
It's not high volume soda, or fiscal flavours. It's not the waiter or investor, the bricklayer or dishwasher, the line dancer, the seamstress, the firefighter, or Frankie Fingers , Petey Squints or the housefly called Hercules(my personal favourite).
It can never be just wonder, or just boredom. And never just one, or many.
Yet as hard as we try to bend it, shape it, or will one way, it remains the opposing thread that binds the 'I' that 'We' are.
It's looking longer, to see more.
Welcome to the 12° of Other — Strangers to Ourselves.
Works and Words by Michael J Graf.