The transition from a year of hell and misery to a 2021 full of potential and recovery is an illusion.
The arbitrary measurement of time in years, seasons, months and days is not something recognised by illness, economics or climate.
The former three are the ever present and extreme challenges that need constant addressing.
We are stuck with the same government, worsening inequalities, a severe climate crisis and a population-level charge toward ignorance as a virtue.
Let’s not kid ourselves that 2021 will be any better without dramatic change in thought and deed.