Black Lives matter. It also encompasses racial equality. Same with gender equality( my hat off to the late Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsberg aka RBG. )
As I played Marvin Gaye’s epic song–What’s Going On, I could not help but think how prophetic the lyrics are.To attain rights and equality is a constant struggle. Sometimes it can lead to paying the ultimate price to get it.
Let us not take things for granted and hopefully come to a peaceful resolution as well as conversation regarding society’s issues.
In this way, we do not become clueless and as the song title states–What’s Going On ? doesn’t stick to us like glue.
Dear Time Magazine Editor(Sir/Madam)
Near the end of every year, Time Magazine usually chooses among a list of prospective nominees that would be given the title of Time Person of the Year.
That person would be deemed as someone who had influenced society and had left a lasting impact for mankind.
For this year 2020, in my own humble opinion, Sir/Madam Editor, I truly and strongly believe that this year’s Time Person of the Year is not human but a microbe,specifically a virus—-Coronavirus Disease 2019 or aka COVID-19.
It has been with us for almost the entire year and is still ongoing. Worldwide, lifestyle changes are still ongoing and we all keep second-guessing as to how to outwit it so as to survive its deadly sting.
COVID-19 is so powerful that it does not play favorites. Everyone is affected in some way,no exceptions.
But if Sir/Madam Editor,you still would prefer a human nominee, I would recommend the frontline,essential healthcare workers worldwide.
Thank you so much for your time and stay safe!
As we now start the final one-third of 2020,here are my thoughts.
As I see all these lifestyle changes around us in this pandemic year and how it had changed, even permanently at times how we live our lives whether personal or work-wise, I can say this.
Life will never be the same not only in this pandemic year(2020) but hence forth. Life before COVID-19 will never come back,in my opinion.
It is the new normal,folks.
This pandemic happened for a reason. As to what it is, we may know not necessarily now but in the coming days. It is basically a God only knows situation as I see it.
It will be interesting to see how our thoughts of 2020 would be come New Year’s Eve.