The allure of strangeness

Humans are not allured by what is known.

If anything, it is because things are unknown that they dare to fly to the moon.

Sometimes the burning passion between two lovers is not caused by what is known by each other, but by the unknownness of each other. It is the blanket of unfamiliarity makes experimentation a pleasurable journey.

The allure of strangeness is a struggle that they are constantly facing.

A world of unknowns that may have no ending.

Strangeness is a seducer so cunning. Its lure is to abandon what is certain in favour of knowing. Or rather, of conquering.

Behold! It might as well be that strangeness is responsible for the irrationality of human beings.

Strangeness amplifies things.

Coupled with prejudice and insecurity, strangeness turns into hatred and hostility. Coupled with tolerance and sincerity, strangeness turns into compassion and mercy.

But if only it is that easy. Many times, strangeness presents itself as an undecipherable ambiguity. And to pursue it is like chasing the shadow of one’s own insatiability.