I gathered with two sets of friends for cookies and fun last weekend. I saw family at a wedding in November, and I'm looking forward to extra couch time over the next two weeks. I only have a few days off, but having some of the holidays I do get fall on a Monday is quite delightful and I appreciate leisure time. I love how my hometown becomes quieter and more still, and yet just enough going on that you can appreciate the pace shift. Whether you choose to gather closer with folks or spend more time with fictional folks or meet virtually with pocket friends, I wish you extra time with them. And may we each get a smidge more stillness.