SOMETHING HOLY/TENDER/FRAGILE/GIDDY THERE IS ABOUT someone introducing a member of one world to a member of another: as, one’s relatives to one’s colleagues, one’s colleagues to one’s friends, one’s friends to one’s relatives.
It’s more than just a person-to-person connection. We embroider each other with so many memories and associations that it’s sometimes difficult to see who we’re looking at. Introductions help us clear away the clutter. We can’t help but see what and how the introducee sees: someone new to learn, some bigger but unglimpsed circle to explore.
Our worlds have edges. Introductions show us where they are; and, sometimes, melt into more world.