Every individual created in the Image of God should be able to say . . .
Stop! Pay attention! I am real. I take up space. I am here. I am. I am a fact -- as certain as the sun and moon, the speed of light, the Sequoia and Stone Mountain, Georgia. Now the rest of you out there are just going to have to learn to deal with that. You can lock me up. You can try to discredit me. You can even kill me. But you cannot destroy me. You cannot, you will not ignore me. I will come back. I will incessantly and relentlessly continue to Be. I will not go away. And because I have lived, you will never be the same.