Bursts of myopic but weirdly proud hatred thrive on the Net under the guise of anonymity. Words are spat out, and, oh, with such venom and total irresponsibility. Even something as simple and powerless as a poem can touch the nerve of evil to expose an inner darkness. They will fester in their own ignorance and be destroyed by their poison. This is one kind of connection, as painful and depressing as it may be. I have never thought that socializing at parties and dinners produces meaningful connections. Connection happens when you create something with a musician, dancer, illustrator, someone who is as committed to a form of expression and a way of life as yourself. I can breathe. Everything fits. Everything is going right. We connect so perfectly with each other in a place where race, gender, age, nationality and other barriers don’t matter. Maybe there is no listener with whom to connect. But that doesn’t matter.