My name is Kate.
And I am a person.
I have a personality. I have intellect, wit, a suffering sense of humor, interests, disinterests. I have a heart that can be broken and feelings that can be hurt. I have a world inside of that heart and a maze in my head and I exist. I exist.
I am the sum of my experiences- the choking laughter and tears- every bit of good and every bit of bad- all the grace and all the curse- every mile logged on foot, on wheel, or in the air.
I am not just the sum of my caloric intake.
I am not merely flesh and bones. There is a being housed in those bones, spirit contained within the skin.
I am not fodder, I am not grist for the mill.
I am not an object, I am not a subject, I am not a rumor up for discussion and whispering.
And until next time, it is truly nice to meet all of you. Again.