She had been with me for a long long time. And now she is in a ceramic vase. Not many could make it to the funeral, what with the Covid travel restrictions, and the stresses of life in each family. Her children, living in a different continent, couldn't come either. There was just me, and a few of my work colleagues at the crematorium. The vase is now in my 2BHK flat. I am "working from home", and not doing much work. It isn't possible to work when I am taking medicine to deal with aches. Perhaps grownup members may suggest good variations on the anesthetics for me. During the gift-giving seasons there is much talk about getting a thing for someone who has everything. How about suggesting an anesthetic for someone who doesn't see much point in anything ?