In spite of what many people in this country think, there's a lot more that binds us than divides us. And the links that bring us together on most contentious issues are easy to cross, and two-way streets. Caffection is another word for the link that two people use all the time to not only recognize differences, but to use them wisely for a deeper understanding of who they are as individuals. No two people are exactly alike, not even twins. If everyone was the same the world would be a boring place indeed. A caffected couple embraces the differences, bridging them with the span of love, the arch of listening, and the strength of interweaving support. It's human nature to try to span a gulf, to cross to the other side just to see what's there. Instead of avoiding our insignificant differences, we need to explore what makes us diverse, and be prepared to expand our understanding, and lose our preconceptions. Once stretched, a mind never returns to its original size or shape. And links almost always bring us back to where we started, and to ourselves.