It’s the Most Loneliest Time of the Year, but Only for a While

For many, this is a time of joy, celebration and exaltation. For others, it’s a reminder of how lonely they are. My mother called yesterday. I call her regularly, but she reached out this time. And through the normal chitchat and catch up, she was obviously in a deep struggle with loneliness and depression. Tears…

Make the Effort to Make a Connection

She’s trapped, alone, and scared. Isolated by COVID, she has not seen family members for almost five months. They bring her meals and keep everyone separated. He lives alone, having been widowed just over a year ago. Though his family is large, the pandemic keeps most of them away. A young couple lives their life…

Going It Alone

He is all by himself. The place he calls home has nothing in the immediate area. But hundreds pass by during the day and through the night. Eleven months a year, most don’t even pay him any attention. But this is his month, this is his time, and for these few weeks he has an…