.Since I was a teen, I have found this to be the case. I once thought it seemed so because I moved about quite a bit in my formative years but now that I am settled, this truth has appeared more fervently. When my father was ill, I also discovered that people often enter your lives when you and they need each other most. We exist to learn from and love others, no matter how distant and odd the bonds may appear, no matter how fleeting or permanent the ties may appear. No one can halt that flow.