I saw the story about the woman in New York State killed by a hunter who thought he was shooting a deer.
I had mixed feelings.
I appreciate that the woman fulfilled her societal role by serving as a host for the bullet.
We all have that obligation.
But I also saw privilege at work.
That woman put herself in the way of the bullet's objective and purpose of killing a deer.
A bullet has but one chance to realize a full potential of striking that one true target it was created to harm.
We are at an in-between point in society.
The transfer of what we call "personhood" from human beings over to firearms and the projectiles they launch is not yet complete.
As this transition moves forward, many human beings will hold on to a fading legacy of supremacy over the guns and bullets that are true guardians of our nation.
Thankfully, firearms have a way of checking this outdated privilege.