How are we connected to this world?
We are connected to the world through our accumulation of energy, the energy we are born with. We begin assembling this reality as soon as we are born; it's part of our nature to do so.
"Do you think they'll be back soon?"
The little boy asked his question while watching the old battered truck pull out of the field and on to the gravel road.
"Soon enough, I suppose. Don't worry, we won't be here after dark."