What is it that connects our 12°?
Is it the easy answer, the first impression, or the latest law that binds them all together?
Is it a favourite flavour versus a favourite colour, or the user manual, cheat sheet or cookbook explaining them all? Is it those who see red, versus those who see blue, or merely the righteous over the rotten?
Is it the convenience of high volume sodas, a shower of fiscal flavours, or the waiter, ad-bot, or investor serving them all? Is it the dishwasher or line dancer wishing for them, the seamstress denying them, the firefighter not knowing them, or Frankie Fingers, Petey Squints or the housefly called Hercules written about them all?
Is it pure wonder, or just plain boredom, or simply one versus many?
Yet no matter how hard we try to bend them, shape them or will them one way, what connects our many wonders and woes, our wants and worths, our nature and our nurture, is the opposing thread that binds the 'I' that 'We' are.
It’s the courage to look longer, to see more…
Works and Words — Michael Graf