Yes, it is tragic and unfortunate that we feel lonely and frightened, that we feel that we are unloved and are failures, that we are all worried about aging, illness, and death. These are tragedies, but because they unite us there is a beauty to them. Because they unite us, every human alive is my sibling, a sharer in my sorrows, a shipmate on this sea of our joint calamity. Because they unite us, I can look you in the face and say that I am glad to have such griefs if they are the cost of having such companions. I’m sorry, but I rejoice regardless.