A man decked out in suit, hat, and scarf stands on a median at the intersection of Southmore and Almeda in Houston, Texas. Under his arm, he carries a copy of a small newspaper. He gestures towards cars as they drive by or stop at the light, offering them a copy. They zip by or keep their windows rolled up. Later in the day he crafts a sign that reads "FREE! NEWSPAPER" and has a bit more luck, with many drivers still ignoring him.
Belonging. Currently, it's all the rage. Literally and figuratively.
What does it mean to belong? Who should belong? What constitutes belonging? Are you born with it? Can you earn it? Buy it? Be awarded it or have it bestowed upon you? Why would someone want to belong or not want to belong? How long should belonging be withheld from someone who wants to belong? What should it cost to belong? Physically? Financially? Chronologically? Psychologically?