Today was a rough, and at one point I needed to retreat to the bathroom for solace. It was a day of missing people, feeling stretched thin and wondering when the relief will come. When I finally decided to sit down and breathe very slowly, I saw that The Karate Kid was on HBO. With that, I pulled a blanket over me, Salem hopped on my lap and the boys each found a spot to lay. It was an open invitation for nostalgia.