When you're a hermit by inclination, one or two close friends and a loved one is all it takes to send you to a place you simply dread.
That's why I won't even try to sleep tonight.
Yes, I'm the "mound of sound." I got that from the articled students at my last firm due to their regard for my dulcet yet fearsome voice. I eventually found out most of the little swine called me
"Leo" an acronym for "large evil one."
Anyway, none of us has much choice but to carry on, Merry Christmas