I don’t even know where to start. How about this? I think I speak for everyone when I say that you’ve been a test to us all, from the very first weeks of January until now. So, in case you forgot, here’s a little recap of everything you’ve put upon the world.
Without a doubt, you’re best known for the coronavirus, a global pandemic that has affected pretty much everything and everyone on this planet. At first, we thought this virus wasn’t going to be that big of a deal, but March tells us a completely different story. Since then, too many lives have been lost. Meanwhile, the rest of us who are alive have had to adapt in ways we never thought possible. In light of this, we’d all greatly appreciate it if you could tell 2021 to go easy on us.
On another note, I’d like to mention something referred to as the Black Lives Matter movement. As you know, the untimely and unfair death of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, among others, lit a spark all over the United States (and the rest of the world). It didn’t take long for countless Americans to decide that enough was enough. Tons of protests showed that the world is full of people that wish for the black community to have equal treatment as every other race. It was this way that this planet worked for a better tomorrow.
As you can see, I can sit here and ramble on for hours and hours. To avoid that, I’ll mention other events of the year (this doesn’t diminish their importance). We have the Australian wildfires, the Dominican protests for voting transparency, an almost World War III, Donald Trump’s impeachment, the disastrous USA elections, the earthquakes in Puerto Rico (to name a few). You also decided to take away a lot of celebrities (apart from the millions of COVID and BLM deaths). Some of them are Kobe Bryant and his daughter, Chadwick Boseman, Naya Rivera, Eddie Van Halen, and Ruth Bader Ginsburg. If your goal was to appear in future history books, then you succeeded.
You may be telling yourself that this whole letter is unnecessary, that you already knew all of this and so much more. Well, if this is the case, let me just tell you something you may not be aware of. Despite all your challenges, your ups and downs, and your bullets, we’re still here. You didn’t break us, 2020.