Am I alone inside me?

Buutaal series on paper, New York, 2018

I read an article about the following theory: our actions are not entirely our own.

I may think my body & my mind are my own but in fact, I am a fusion of many organisms and including, potentially, another person.

It was enough to make me question my sense of identity. How to imagine how to draw those internal & unknown connections?

The idea of infiltration becomes even more eerie when I realize that my brain has not just been invaded by tiny microbes
– but also by other human beings.