Author’s Notes: Alienated. It’s no longer a word in common use. Strange. At a time when many feel alien in their own world and many others are being excluded if not eliminated for being ‘alien’. Estranged, disconnected, mad even, yet seeing things differently can have its advantages, especially for writers and other artists.
(…) Rather than berating ourselves for our foreignness and suffering at being different or worrying we are going crazy, why not relish the strength and the heightened discernment that feeling alien brings… ( read on)