I was fortunate to have an advantageous position at the start of the pandemic. I was several months into my full-time role as an elective procedure, technology support specialist. When health care procedures were limited to essential cases only, I was sent home on paid leave to wait it out, which spanned several months. In those longs weeks locked away with Connor, I found some sanity sipping Truly’s and saving money decorating our space. He was having a particularly light day at the office and falling in and out of sleep, while I work shopped this lovely lady. She’s resilient, she will persist, even when she’s stripped bare, there is always a way forward. She is the older twin to Na(t)ive.