An unknown person; a person whom one has not seen before; also in wider sense, a person with whom one is not yet well acquainted.
A stranger can also mean someone who comes from a foreign country or region, but today I'll concentrate on the first definition--someone whose name you don't know; someone whom you have not yet met.
In the United States one usually shakes hands when formally meeting someone for the first time. One does this with everyone nowadays--bowing and kissing the hands of women have passed out of fashion. Shake with your right hand.
Here's one of my favorite images in "Touching Strangers":
|One of Renaldi's "Touching Strangers" images.|
|Touching Strangers by Richard Renaldi.|
I love the idea of asking strangers to interact so intimately and then pose for the camera. For me, a wonderful energy arises from these images.
How do you deal with strangers? Do you observe the advice, "Don't talk to strangers"? If you see a stranger who is begging, do you give money? Have you ever helped a stranger cross the street, or held open a door for a stranger? What do you think of the way we treat strangers in the United States?
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