Emotional and physical reserves dwindle, and as they do, the locus of focus shrinks and shifts to an almost pinpoint.
What makes you happy? What is important? What do you need to get by?
The list is very short.
There is solace and comfort in doing what it takes for that one list: have the next meal, make sure the boys know I love them, maybe tell a few people I’m glad they exist – and not even want a response.
That’s about it. Today, it’s covered. So it’ll be a good day.