During the pandemic the support we’ve received from and been able to offer to colleagues has offered a sliver of light during a season of darkness. We’ve had the joy of being there for each other. How could those of us teaching for the first time online have done it so quickly without the help of experienced colleague? Other colleagues have been patient when we missed deadlines, covered for us in courses, and encouraged us to carry on. We have found our way through a challenging time not in the company of strangers but in communities of caring colleagues. The season calls us to acknowledge and appreciate those who’ve been with us. Shortly after I started blogging (more than 10 years ago now), I wrote the following post about my colleagues. Perhaps it expresses feelings you share.