How to Lighten the Weight of Loneliness in the New Year

Credit: Andrew Navarro

The dates become blurred when I look back, searching in vain for the first of my fitness resolutions. I was 12, I think. Maybe 13. Those earlier efforts speed past my memory like passengers in a train’s window. My mind flashes with only the acute, ephemeral details — hard breathing at the top of a staircase, strained pushups on the concrete slab outside my family’s home, digging in the trash to…