Living in the Pandemic (ver.2022)

I noticed that this time, when the countdown finally reached zero, and we all called out, Happy New Year!, as we hugged and spoke our wishes for each other for the coming year, our faces and our words were filled with hope, for sure, as in previous years, but there was also trepidation and wondering, and I could sense that none of us were terribly convinced that the new year would bring what we all were longing for – an end to life under the pandemic.