For some reason, my sense of alienation is no longer as haunting as it used to be in my younger years. I have people and things I can actually belong to now, most of all: a family and a project. I no longer live off dreams. I now have a mission, an actual mission, and not just a mission statement. And I am semi-reconciled to the fact that the rest of my life will be spent on the simple achievement of the first small step towards fulfilling it. So be it I say. So be it.