Well, I am a Homecoming "virgin", having never made the event before (it just doesn't fit into our "normal" travel sequencing, but I have my 2 year PDI (can it be 2 years already????) right after Homecoming, so while I will miss the gathering and all the friends that I know inhabit that event, I will still be making the trip North (unless EC shuts down, which seems like a greater than zero chance happening).
This mess really has changed all of our lives. The worst part of it is that it seems like there is really little we can do constructively, other than exist in our houses and coaches. I have learned a lot of things, but growing all my food so I dont need to go to a store is not one of them....
A famous psychologist named Martti Seligman 50 or 60 years ago presented his theory of "Learned Helplessness". Learned helplessness is when you put an animal in a situation where they can't establish the rules (contingencies for all the psychologists out there) of what is good for them, or comprehend the "rules" of what gets them punished. So they hunker down and essentially stop trying to behave. Martti developed his theory from animals.... but we have known all along that it applies to all of us animals, humans too.
I will miss seeing all my friends in Indiana at Homecoming, but that is the RIGHT decision.