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Ah yes. Kith and kin. May I invite you to join our little tribe here on Medium. We are the doppelschmerzen kin. I made that word up to express the longing and ache of missing your kith that you have never met except on Medium and yet you are as connected as souls can be. I tried to make it from a crap German translation of “twin ache.”

There are a lot of us here and we keep growing everyday until pretty soon we will be feeling doppelschmerzen for the whole world.

So welcome to our doppelschmerzen tribe, Kate Stone Matheson. You belong with us.