Pick three words to describe this past year. (please keep them PG. Thanks).
Sad, frustrating, strange
What were the best books you read this year? Or the best movie you saw?
I recently read “The Man” by Irving Wallace. Not a new book by any means as it was written in the sixties but I read it around the time of the US election. I also read a book called “Girt” about the history of European settlement in Australia. True history but with an amusing style.
Because there was lots of time for looking inward, what is one big personal lesson you learned this past year?
I guess that the hardest part of this past year for me has not been living alone, I’ve been doing that for a while now. It has been the loss of freedom to come and go as I please. I have lived a smaller life this year and have coped with it but I miss the idea of being able to go somewhere by myself maybe even more than I miss the actual outings.
Do you think Covid has strengthened or weakened societal bonds?
I don’t know, perhaps it depends on where you are in the world. People certainly seem to have suffered from the loss of access to friends and family but there are the selfish people who only care about their own convenience and refuse follow the rules that were put in place to keep everyone safe. It’s hard not to be mad at them.
GRATITUDE SECTION (Optional of course):
What is a New Year’s Wish You’d Like To Share With the World?
Simply that 2021 be a better year for all of us.