When the COVID-19 pandemic struck in the spring of 2020, and lockdowns fell into place, I felt the need to safely fight against my own isolation. The Faraway Nearby project—named after Georgia O'Keeffe's sign-off on some of her letters to friends—was a way to ensure I saw my friends at a time when it was sometimes easier to resign myself to the confines of my apartment. The experience was unexpectedly connective and deeply replenishing, providing a very welcome regular exercise in gratitude. 

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