This year might be drawing to an end, but the coronavirus pandemic defining it is far from over and not done playing havoc with our lives and in so many ways. When it comes to Covid-19, I consider myself one of the lucky ones, and yet, it’s been a rough, tough, unforgivable year….
So, I’d like to take a moment and look back at images and events defining this year:
- how it started:
- how it ended (the year, not the struggle)
- and throughout the year:
“How do you measure a year in life with COVID-19?” (inspired by the song “Seasons of Love” / RENT musical)
The symbolism of 7pm and 7pm cheer for coronavirus first responders:
Also, NYC heart
…and NYC Pride 2020:
Fourth of July fireworks scattered all over the NYC Metro area:
Maybe 2020 will forever be remembered by the coronavirus pandemic and all the related devastation, disease, and death; but 2020 will also be remembered as a year of activism, of fighting for the right to breathe (in so many ways), in fighting for our rights as human beings, for justice and truth, most importantly, for our democracy.
The fall of 2020 brought in not only foliage, but also November 2020 election signs:
Another way we’ll remember 2020 is the mask (and related hashtag, #wearamask). The mask has become the symbol of 2020, the COVID-19 year, and for good reason.
The Mask: by wearing it correctly, over our noses and mouths, we can do our part in keeping ourselves and our fellow human beings safe from the virus; unfortunately, too many people has simply refused to do that, to do their part….
The Mask: by wearing it correctly, over our noses and mouths, we can do our part in keeping ourselves and our fellow human beings safe from the virus
And so, at the end of this Covid-19 year, I’d like to thank those who, ever since the beginning of this pandemic, have been thoughtful enough of their their fellow neighbors, friends, family members and of their communities to wear masks correctly and maintain safe physical distance when in public, in order to keep everybody, themselves included, from contracting the coronavirus. And also, I believe that’s unfortunate, heartbreaking, disappointing and sad that so many others have chosen not to care…. So, a big Thank You! to those who’ve cared!
Also, a big Thank You! to all of you who always take the time to stop by and read my blog. Appreciate it and hope this finds you safe and well.
‘Til next time,