Great Escape

The Art of Being Completely Alone

Society thinks it’s time I partner up. I think it’s time to retreat into the woods.

Photo by Jonathan Pendleton on Unsplash

TThe woman taking my temperature is young, not yet 30. Her skin is tight and glowing in a way I only recognize now that mine is dragging and a little dull, her eyes eager to smile, her whole face nearly smiling already. She…