Bulgaria. This old widow lives alone. Her three children left the family’s nest years ago, choosing the big city and busy lives. I asked why she doesn’t join them. She said she is strong enough to take care of herself and that she doesn’t want to leave her native land, where the graves of all her relatives are. With a heavy heart,I imagine how many lonely elderly people there are in the world during this pandemic, isolated in forced quarantine and separated from their loved ones. I hope this is over soon. I dream of a better world—a world with more kindness, compassion, and care for others.