I wrote a lot of ‘stuff’ during last year but did not post on my blog at all …. Not one single post. I have no recollection that that was a deliberate decision, but reading my last post of 2019 and thinking about this one today has really been quite a personal epiphany.
When I said bring it on – what ended up rolling out was not what I expected. That is an obvious understatement. I am not sure why the Dali painting that was created in 1931, always came to mind when I was navigating the year that has been. But it did. Time was bizarre as it dragged soooo slowly, while at the same time everything was on fast forward.
Dali’s painting is called “The persistence of Memory” and I understand that it is representative of Dali’s theory of softness and hardness. Many experts from numerous sources will explain all that better than I ever can. But for me it reflects perfectly the opposites of slow- and fast-moving time in 2020.
I am no philosopher and I certainly am not an academic, so I can offer no clever theory or wisdom to sum up 2020. What I do know is that I, just like everyone else, had quite a year.
Whether 2021 continues like 2020 or sets a whole new scene for us all to navigate – I do hope for all, that we have peace and kindness in abundance.