I was the youngest child amongst 6. I have the good fortune to still have all my siblings. We meet with some regularity on Zoom.

I am grateful for the platform, which, despite lack of geographic proximity, allows us to keep in touch during this uncertain time of pandemic.

All have various ailments.

Including (but by no means limited to):

One lost his ileocecal valve to surgery; another has had both hips replaced; another (with not a little irony, a retired ophthalmologist) has had close to a dozen eye surgeries and…