"I feel like the alternative I belong to isn't a sexuality thing; it's your artistic pursuit, your point of view, your political, social, and cultural beliefs, that set you apart."*
*from NO REGRETS: WRITINGS ON SCOTT WALKER edited by Rob Young
Kijack here describes that uncomfortable feeling of being apart, other, or a kind of stranger on Earth. These individuals struggle to exist in a world where "status", a word not often used in my conversation or writing, is defined by money, social connectivity, use of conformist media, and a clandestinely flexible adherence to "family values". One thing that most of these people share is a sense of uncertainly, and it's that doubt that leads to an embrace of the ambiguities and rewards of art. Yes, there can be comfort in creation, however skewed by cultural standards.