Friday, July 4, 2008

Who we are

"We are the people who weren't very firmly attached to the rest of the world, and all fell to the bottom."

-Unknown, someone from McMurdo

Asking people here "Where are you from?" will often get you a confused look, or at best, a sort of glance off into space and the start of a complicated answer. A lot of people here are no longer 'from' anywhere, in the typical sense of the word. Often, the best answer you can get is "Well, I have a storage locker in . . ."

It's not that we're the rejects of the world. We've just rejected the world.

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