Wow, what a crap fest 2020 was, right up to the last day!
On New Year’s Eve I realised I wasn’t going to be able to suffer the pain any more over the upcoming long weekend, and so got an emergency appointment at the dentist and had two teeth removed. That doesn’t leave me with a vast selection any more.
Roll on 2021, I thought.
Welcome to 2021. Welcome to … A new lock down until at least the end of January! Wonderful!
Now don’t get me wrong, I’m a firm believer that severe and stringent world-wide lock downs should have been implemented a LONG time ago, rather than the on-off, wishy-washy, part-time, are we-aren’t we debacles that we’ve had here in Scotland and other parts of the UK. Harm to the economy? … The longer this goes on the GREATER harm it does to the economy. Everyone’s!
But, as someone who lives alone with their (separated from) wife as their only regular person-to-person contact, I really didn’t need this right now.
Plus, despite sheltering as I consider myself to be in one of the higher risk categories, I WILL be heading down town on occasions to partake of a couple of take-away coffees at my favourite, locally run cafe. I NEED to get out of the house. I NEED to see a friendly face, someone to talk to, even if only for a few minutes.
I NEED to see humanity; fellow coffee drinkers, people walking their dogs. All well socially distanced, of course. I really need to be able to meet up with my trans and LGBT+ friends again; to be around people who understand, and to just have a normal form of life again.
But maybe most of all I need light. The days are short and my sleep patterns are so messed up.
The good news on the horizon is that the inoculations are starting to be rolled out. I guess I’ll probably get mine around the end of February-ish. AND that Orange Disgrace will be leaving the White House, hopefully to be replaced with something more akin to a literate human being who understands and abides by the law.
Does this New Year hold any more positives? I hope it does, for all of us. I’m certainly living on a prayer…
Take care, and stay safe.