"A feeling of friendliness, kindness, grace, or benevolence. These are all words that can be used to describe eunoia, our first bimonthly theme for 2022. According to the Cambridge dictionary, in rhetoric, 'eunoia is the goodwill a speaker cultivates between themself and their audience, a condition of receptivity.' Such a beautiful, hopeful word, which seems like an appropriate theme at the start of a new year, to promote comity or amity among people. This is the direction the Paratext-team intends to take, moving from our last bimonthly theme of 2021 – Osmosis – into a brighter vibe. Yet, while it appears as a positive description of a feeling, when I look at the word, I find no connection to it. It feels distant, inaccessible after spending years socially distancing myself from others. The term makes me think – depressingly, I might add – about eulogies, expressing my feelings of sorrow as I crave connection again."