Yes, I was being sarcastic Maha. It’s frightening how there’s a need to identify each of us. Imagine that somewhere in our brains we have a need to explain the possibility of ‘others’. How is it that we are not all the same?

Mostly though, categorization is aggression. It declares to us our non-belonging and our precarious position as people existing at the pleasure of others. As Americans, Leslie and I are noted as people who chose to live in Canada. Going south into the States we are a category within a category that requires a tiny bit of being reminded about who is authorized to say who we are. It hurts even though we say it doesn’t.