if this is true I should live very close to a palace in the clouds. try as I might not to be obscure, I still end up feeling like a large, frightening looking creature in the middle of a flock of smaller, nicer looking creatures. it's not so much that they are all the same as it is they all speak the same language and seem to understand each other, while I feel the social customs are like a test I haven't prepared for. I grew up in this country, in this same social climate. how can I still feel like such an alien?