As we make our way to the edge of this calendar year, there's so much to reflect back on during the 525,600 minutes that make up 2020.
Who of us could have imagined--even in our wildest nightmares--that a world-wide virus would change the face of the earth (and make us cover our faces in public)? Think about it for a moment: something so tiny has killed 1.6 million people worldwide. A single human hair can hide 500 virus particles.
To the scary stew of pandemic, mix in powerful protests, contested elections, a teetering economy and it's easy to despair. And yet...
We have experienced so much else this year: there have been births and bar mitzvahs, proposals and car parades, online graduations, amazing home baking prowess, ingenious ways of keeping in touch with our loved ones, new technology learned, the kindness of strangers and the compassion of many front-line and essential workers, not to mention neighbors who became samaritans and others who pitched in.
In the stage production, Rent, a song is sung called "Seasons of Love". Here are some of the lyrics:
Five hundred twenty five thousand six hundred minutes How do you measure a year? In daylights, in sunsets, in midnights, In cups of coffee, In inches, in miles, in laughter, in strife How do you measure a year in a life? How about love? How do you measure a life of a woman or a man? In truths that she learned Or in times that she cried In bridges he burned Or the way that she died Its time now to sing out The story never ends Remember the love...
How do you measure a year? Are you able to celebrate the few amazing moments? Watch yourself if you let anything negative define you. Your source is sacred and your destiny is divine. In between these two is your truth- the deepest, most precious you is love. Remember this into 2021.
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