Entering The Inner Cave This Winter

Like many Americans, I’ll be spending the 2020 holiday season much differently than in years past.

A week ago, I had a phone conversation with my mom that likely echoed the decisions many families are making across the country right now: we agreed that we wouldn’t be traveling to see each other for Christmas.

Instead of hopping on a plane to be with family this winter, I’ll be hunkering down at home, out of respect for their health & mine. As someone who lives alone, this means my winter holidays will largely be spent in solitude.


A scary word for many people.