The year we emerge from our shelters
After what has felt like eternity we finally crawl out from our shelters. It is safe to step out, take out your mask and take a deep breath. Inhale that fresh air, free from smoke and pollution. The wildlife is strolling around the city. Green landscapes as far as the eye can see. Clear blue sky above us, you cam even see the Universal logo up there.
Year 2020 changed the world. We were forced to take action by inaction. Forced to out homes, no travel, consume less. We were forced to be considerable towards other people. We were forced to be safe. It wasn't easy, but we learned to come by. We learned to live with less. We learned the value of human contact, to appreciate things we took for granted. It was a horrible year, a good year, an educational time.
Things won't change overnight. Tomorrow won't bring salvation, but next year might. But have we learnt the lesson? Will we return back to the old or can we choose to do good things without being forced to?
We know we can, but is there a will? It's now up to us to make the change.
Set on: 31 Dec 2020