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This has been a year like no other, and for most of us, this holiday season will bear little resemblance to others we’ve known. Whether the pandemic means that family and friends are too little with you during this holiday season, or too much with you, one thing’s for certain: It won’t be like it’s been before. On the other hand, something essential remains: The holiday season’s invitation to memory and hope. Settling into stillness offers an opening to be with our losses and longings, and to find clarity about what is most precious to us. In the process, we might even find that joy sneaks in.