Column: As chaos, terror become all too common, remember all humans and creatures need care and love

Each of us must also remember, however, that creatures and citizens nearby, not merely the nation or the cosmos, need our care and love. These include our neighbors, even the quirky ones, people in (slow) check-out lanes, stranded strangers in parking lots and along roadways, shut-ins who can’t come asking for a bit of your time, and children — both yours, and those that aren’t. When some version of the giant star comes for you, these will prove the witnesses who remember you were here.