Tuesday, December 29, 2020

Looking Forward


At the heart of much speculative fiction (and fiction in general) is a question. What if? On Tuesdays I like to throw one out there and see what you make of it. Do with it as you please. If a for-instance is not specified, feel free to interpret that instance as you wish. And if you find this becomes a novel-length answer, I'd appreciate a thank you in the acknowledgements.
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Have you ever noticed that at the end of a year, we always seem to talk about what a crap year it was? I mean, 2020 was completely terrible, what with a freaking pandemic and all. But we said terrible things about 2019. And 2018. And on and on and on. 

What if 2021 is a totally amazing year? What if at the end of it, we're amazed by what a wonderful time we all had?

17 comments:

  1. I'm always looking and remember good things in every year. Happy New Year.

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  2. Then I'd be sure 2022 would be there to ruin everything.

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  3. One can only hope. I wonder what people thought after the Black Death or the 1918 flu pandemic ended?

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    1. With the Black Death, it wasn't truly over for a long time, was it? It was over and it took them a while to realize it. And then it returned. Today, we know what's causing the illness and we're learning how to treat it. And we know the vaccines will work. So, I think it will be a different sort of ending for us.

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  4. It would be amazing :) And wonderful and so much more :)

    betty

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  5. I want to have an amazing 2021. I'm all for it

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  6. I just want this pandemic to end or the stupid people who don't believe it real, would just wake up.
    I would like my 2021 world be little bigger then go to work, to the store, and home.
    Coffee is on and stay safe

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  7. I do hope that your last sentence will come True and we can all say that 2021 was a totally Amazing Year! I had not expected for 2020 to unfold as it had, very difficult year, I'm glad it's almost over.

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  8. In comparison to this one (worldwide, and a few things in my personal life and family) it can't help but be better! It will feel amazing, even if it's average. I'll take average. Average is good. We have a vaccine (that hopefully enough people will take to make a difference), and new President, so things are already looking up!

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    1. Yes, we have more to anticipate now than we did last year at this time. Last year at this time the virus was ravaging China, and we knew it was just a matter of time before it reached us. A very different outlook, to be sure.

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  9. It is what you make it. We can be at the best party and grumble about it go home and be alone and grumble about it or look at it in a completely positive way.

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