And I know I’m not the only one. That splitting apart has been true for many others, often with much closer friends and family members. It’s the temper of the times.
But death, as any decent rabbi would say (so why shouldn’t I?), is a time to reflect. We all have our ideas and solutions for the world, how things should or shouldn’t be fixed. But we’re all just people, making our way. If we have compassion for each other even as we disagree, life might be better for all.
God knows it’s short enough.