I’m shaking off the last aches and sniffles of a summer cold this morning, but my grumpiness about the cold is being offset by my delight in a beautiful, dry, and clear morning here in NYC. It’s been damp and gray for the last few days—good weather for staying home and sipping tea, but a little dreary overall. It’s nice to see the sun.
I’ve been reading some articles on loneliness in the last day or two, both published in The New Scientist. This one starts off gently, exploring why more people may be experiencing loneliness in our highly individualistic society, especially as we move farther and farther away from traditional social structures of extended family and tribe.