It’s the last Monday of 2020 (yay!) and it’s also Melanie’s last Share Your World of 2020. Let’s see what she wants us to share.
Pick three words to describe this past year. (Please keep them PG. Thanks.)
Sucky, frustrating, and depressing.
What were the best books you read this year?Or the best movie you saw?
All of the books I read this year were re-reads of books I’d read previously. And all of the movies I saw this year were movies I watched on TV, although when it came down to what we watched on TV, we binge-watched more shows than movies.
Because there was lots of time for looking inward, what is one big personal lesson you learned this past year?
I learned that I miss eating at restaurants more than I thought I would. We moved to a new town in February and we were looking forward to dining at some of the great local restaurants, but within a month of moving to our new town, the quarantine started, and a number of the restaurants we were looking forward to eating at have since closed.
Do you think Covid has strengthened or weakened societal bonds?
I think Donald Trump has so divided and politicized the United States that most societal bonds have suffered. Even taking the pandemic the seriously, maintaining social distancing and wearing face masks have been politicized. The societal and political chasm between the left and the right got even deeper and wider in 2020.
What is a New Year’s wish you’d like to share with the world?
I wish that people would stop focusing on what makes us different and start focusing on all that we have in common.