A friend of one of our children said after the power came back on “It was actually kind of nice when the power was out because we all sat around the table and talked. As soon as the power was back on mom went on FB, dad on YouTube, and I on Xbox.” We were at two hurricane parties and had a third one at our house during the five days without power, much more togetherness than during any regular work week. That tells you what is really important in life – it’s relationships, people, togetherness, none of that self-sufficiency business. No man is an island! If we could only admit how much we need one another, how interwoven we all are, and how precious that interdependency actually is, we will have come a long way.