This article first appeared in Watkins Mind Body Spirit, issue 52.â€˜Together, Closerâ€™ is about intimacy and why we need it. Mixing narration and science, it tells stories about relationships. As human beings, we have a penchant to connect. Like waves cling to the shore, so we are inclined to attach. There may be seasons of low tide, an occasional desire to drift solo, or storms that strand us, but eventually we will seek our return to a harbour. Loneliness can kill, whereas togetherness revives.