... to listen, to observe, to slow down for needed reflection. Long story, short: In September, Covid swung in for a visit... "what?," I said, "today, unannounced?" Insisting I could provide a space, Covid stayed for 4 weeks. Sept and Oct flew by as I was down-for-the-count, and began my recovery from the fatigue and dehydration. On the bright side: I am grateful that I was fully vaxxed and I did not require a visit to the hospital. Three days of fever, nine days loss of smell and taste, and 3 weeks of fatigue. We parted ways, and I am back to a gentler pace.