We owe and are owned by the tribe. Even the few that struggle so desperately to liberate themselves from it, their very struggle becomes a kind of testimony to their attachment, and yet the calling to be oneself is always there, a background drama full of tension and longing. When the tension is strong enough in us we can use it to create - poems, music, dance, characters. Every story truly told is the expression of our tribal identity, and the possibility of our liberation from the tyrannies it imposes. This is the great situation of irony out of which each of us creates.