Sometimes I experience feelings that do not feel like mine. Thoughts, beliefs, ways of seeing the world that does not feel congruent to me. Feelings that do not sit well.

Alien feelings.

Alien is from the Latin alienus, meaning ‘belonging to another’.

When I catch myself having alien feelings, I do wonder how I could give those feelings back to the other. Or at least leave it for another to feel.

Sometimes, I am asking a faceless society to take those feelings back. An alien society.