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One Foot In Each Of Two Worlds.

I am a citizen of two nations. I have two passports. I had to work for one of these national citizenships; the other was handed to me without my requesting it. People ask me if I am a dual citizen. In a sense I am, but I am 100% each of them. It does not split 50/50. Some say: "pick one, you can't be both." Of course I can; I am. I speak more than two languages; I am not an ardent defender of national borders. We are all part of this one, big, great globe, the orbis terrarum (as the ancient Romans referred to their world encircling the Mediterranean Sea). A friend of mine from Pakistan refers to the large landmass identified as the contiguous continents of Europe, Asia, and Africa as "the big island." I like that. I wish there were fewer borders and less nationalism, but that is the world we live in. Love life; love your neighbor; and let's meet in the middle.
WildeOscar WildeOscar 51-55, M 2 Responses Oct 3, 2010

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Hi there.
I was drawn to your latest story by folowing sierra.
Being a voracious reader, I am a succer for anyone who writes well, and yours is some of the best writing I have encountered here on EP.
I was impressed by this your first offering, and felt compelled to comment. I like the way you sound.
I like to read members earliest contributions, as they often contain the most insight into the authors character, and as I said, I like what you've written here.
Thanks for sharing.

Really interesting comment, and thank you. I had not thought to look at a member's early stories, but I suppose they do show what was going on in that person's life that gave rise to expression here. Some come and just read. Some do only Q&A. Some only pop in for five minutes to do "caption of the day." I see that you're a story writer, and I must read some of yours. Now I know to begin at th beginning.

You're citizenship(s) best describe your character. Or perhaps one is more stronger than the other, which reveals of the physical feature, as i have seen from your album.

This story is one of the first things I ever posted here. It seems so long ago, but still true. It was nice of you to visit me as I was and in my thoughts more than a year before we met here.

It was my intention to visit your older posts, and have started from the oldest.