while walking my dog, I had this
of being a stranger
The experience was entirely unexpected. I’m not new here.
I’ve been living on this continent since 19 years
I’ve been living in this country since 16 years
I’ve been living in this city since 8 years
I’ve been living in this apartment since 2 years
In the same neighborhood
With many of the neighbors remaining the same.
I have a child who is now 13; we have always been together and I am, therefore, not alone.
The feeling was overwhelming
(I suppose that “Papa” Freud – or maybe Jung? – could tell me that we all are alone and we all are strangers to each other… with the possible exception of twins.)