As we near the end of 2020, it’s hard not to look both back and forwards with pessimism and cynicism – this year has taken so much from so many and has planted seeds of further tragedy and uncertainty that will likely take many more years to resolve. Hundreds of thousands of people that we will never get back, lost to a merciless virus.
But there are some seeds of hope in there, too. There are multiple, highly-effective vaccines out there for the pandemic, and while getting them distributed will be a major logistical challenge, the hope of a return to things like craft shows and in-person get-togethers with my parents every month is definitely bringing a bit of color back into a world that’s been drained of it for me.
This was a good year for gaming, too. A number of fun and interesting things came out, and I’m looking forward to enjoying a number of them when the ambient stress level of the world drops a bit. But for the moment, I am just glad to see the clock running out on 2020. This year has been many things, but I am glad “in the past” will soon be topping the list.