I have never wanted to be at the centre, but always to be on the edge, on the periphery.

I prefer it that way; to take part, but always able to observe.

The middle is fleeting, transitory. It is nebulous and empty. Being there induces an anxiety that it may move away from you.

Occasionally, people try to drag me there; I wonder why.

I soon slip back, unnoticed, to the edge.