Six degrees of separation is the theory that any person on the planet can be connected to any other person on the planet through a chain of acquaintances that has no more than five intermediaries. These days, thanks to COVID-19, we try to adhere to six feet of separation. Despite our desire to be with our families or acquaintances, separation is still needed to protect us and others outside of our immediate household—whether we know and love them or not. This is not easy for any of us. Yet I reflect upon the loss of my beloved husband, David, from cancer three years ago. What if he had been in the hospital for a different reason? What if I had acquired an unknown disease? Much easier to be separated for a short while than for the duration of life. Please wear face coverings and keep at a distance when you venture from your homes. Even when you just walk your dog.