Many of you may remember the main character and father, Tevye, in the movie, “Fiddler on the Roof.” Tevye and his wife had five daughters. During the course of the film, the oldest daughter falls in love and marries.
This scene from “Fiddler on the Roof” has touched me for many years. I thought of it again recently when I walked by my visiting daughter’s bedroom and paused to watch as she video-chatted with her husband who had not seen their ten-day-old baby in 24 hours. The contrast between the two experiences was amazing to me as I contemplated the miracle of today’s technology, which allows us to be only moments away from an audio-visual communication experience with loved ones who are located almost anywhere in the world.