"Man is the only creature that refuses to be what he is."
~ Albert Camus ~
The common denominator is our humanity. No matter who we face, we both know what it's like to experience love, loss, fear, fret, sweetness, sadness, the change of seasons, and the need to sleep. We create stories in our minds that make us different, better than, and less than, but the truth is that we are all equal to whatever life experience we find ourselves in at any given moment. That's our birthright and our reality whether we claim it or not.
I stand square on the earth exactly as I am.