We are bound, whether we like it or not. We are. We are joined, person to person, and life to life, by something so essential to us that we do not consider it from day to day. I hope you will allow me this metaphor. We are bound together into the greatest textile of all, the textile of human life. I know its hyperbolic to frame it so. That does not stop it from being truth. We are bound together into a massive, glorious, appalling, incomprehensible thing, this massive bolt of cloth we call humanity.