Pockets are quadrangular in shape, dark, constantly invaded and penetrated, and they bring forth decisions that translate into life or death. The moment of the pocket is the frontier of a transaction, when we really demonstrate how we see the world -- and how much of it we see. With a hand deep in our pocket, we're alone, face to face with our self; it is a moment comparable only to the instant where we face the open refrigerator on a diet. Who are you? The answer will come from your pocket.
Our rationalizations, our self-image, the images we project onto others -- all of this is challenged by the pocket. The pocket unmasks us to others and ourselves, revealing where we are and how much we see.