Our friends and family join together to laugh and dance and eat and sleep together with great camaraderie. All these activities bond us together.
Yet what of the pain?
Condolences and prayers are sent with an awkward distance for no one wants to feel pain. Funerals are attended in silence then life is returned to binge television and self-indulgent complaining.
Now and then there is one who will feel enough compassion and affection to empathize and share in the pain with a tear.
This is love.