Well, some people woke up ladt Friday thinking that surely day 1 of the new year would usher in sanity and calm. A new day. We are now a week into the new year and we are still steeped in the craziness of the last year. It feels like there really has not been any break. Then again, why should there be a break from last year’s insanity. The new year is just an arbitrary day. It’s not like a light switch gets flipped and light shines through everything now. No. We are still knee-deep in whatever we were caught up in last year.
We have a vaccine. But many don’t want it. We have an incoming new administration and that is fraught with transition pain. We saw people storm the US capitol. We are still wearing masks, communicating via zoom, and running out of television shows to watch on Netflix. Well, good shows to watch. Last year really sucked, to put it bluntly. This year must be better. But we have to, in part, push it and will it through. We can’t expect it to just be better.