Snow has turned to ice. We are down to the last pack of baby wipes, squeeze of toothpaste, carton of soy milk, two slices of bread. The friend I’d been upset with apologised and we’ve been emailing, but something’s changed for me. She reminded me that she’s done a lot of kind things which I shouldn’t forget. But I just want people in my life I can rely on. I think I deserve that. Another friend wrote to say she’s feeling utterly lost. Maybe it’s the sign of the times. Maybe we are all disconnected. Maybe we are all lonely.