I’ve been thinking a lot about the connection between us, how despite our best efforts to be self-sufficient our lives remain contingent upon one another and the well-being of every living thing. I’ve especially been thinking about how this interconnectedness, this interdependence, stretches backward and forward in time—the human family past, present, and future. What wisdom would the ancients have for us in 2019? What would they say to our children’s children? And what do those children need from us right now, this very day?