2020, the first year of the Great Disruption.
It had been 100 years since our last pandemic.
We were due for another one and Covid-19 obliged us.
Most everyone suffered. Millions died. The world was turned upside down.
All the things that brought us joy were no longer allowed:
No hugs or kisses. No parties. No dining out. No travel. No family visits.
Every one of us had to adjust to a new reality.
Some people have suffered the whole time, almost a year and half so far.
Others had spiritual awakenings.
Going inside and being alone brought forth great works of literature, art and beauty.
For some, it has only been a a time of great sadness, pain and loss.
For others, it has brought forth a renewed appreciation for life and nature,
for the birds singing in the trees and the sweet scent of flowers in bloom.