Our culture is in the midst of a seismic shift in values, perspectives, and appreciations. It's an exciting time for looking at new possibilities and new endeavors, and a great time to shake the dust of our past from our boots and move on.
One way to interpret caffection is love in this new age; dedication to another person is always commendable, and is beginning to be viewed as a norm rather than a coincidence. This is a good thing. For all its looming crises, this new age will force us to confront who we truly are. It will reveal attributes we hardly knew we had, values we thought were lost. Years ago Robert Fulghum compiled a list of life rules we all learned in Kindergarten. One of them was to always "hold hands while crossing the street." We should never be afraid to ask for a helping hand, especially from someone who yearns to provide it.