I don’t know anything. I am palpably ignorant of and bewildered by the people, places, and things around me. I have been alive on this planet for almost forty years, I am of this planet and of this species, but I have always felt like an alien. Soil, sun, and society; flora, fauna, friends, and family; the fluid rules of civilization, and the immutable laws of nature. Ciphers to me, all of it.