There are moments of connection, of kindred souls flirting, exchanging ideas, empathy, support, anger. And then, it's over. They disappear. Sometimes for awhile, sometimes forever.
We are becoming, or perhaps we now are, a society of quick fixes. Of convenience. Of taking the easy way out. Inconvenienced by periods? Sign up for Lybrel. Can't get it up anymore? Take Viagra.
People in New York are far more kind and generous than we get credit for. But not for the elderly. Not here. Not anywhere, really.
We hide behind words because the reality can be too painful. We try to soften the edges with euphemisms or oblique references. I will never say "pull the plug" again.