More and more the creeping feeling of loneliness is settling in. I endure it most strongly at night, aware of only myself in the house. It is not the kind of loneliness that company can drive away. Sometimes the feeling is even more intense when I am surrounded by others. No, this is the kind of loneliness you feel when half of you is gone. It is suffocating, it is debilitating, and at the moment it feels never-ending.