Odd, isn’t it, James, the divisions that can arise in a multi-faceted group gathered under the same banner? I admire that you identified and acknowledged a oversight or undersight on your part. Inclusiveness should be just that. Yet, we humans cuddle up to what is familiar, the identity we embrace, overlooking a close neighbor who is only a step away. A thoughtful piece. Enjoyed it greatly.

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