Most years don’t develop a “brand” until people have had a while to look back on them. Some are marked by positive events: 1945 (the end of World War II), 1964 (the Civil Rights Act and music –“the British Invasion”), 1967 (the “Summer of Love”). Some are marked by disaster: 2001 (9/11 and the war against terrorism), 2020 (I don’t have to tell you). How will we look back on 2021? “The Year That Looked Like It Might be Better, but Then Kinda Wasn’t, but Then Kinda Was in Some Ways?” Here are some images from my blog posts in 2021. My conclusion? 2021 doesn’t have a “brand” yet, but I’d like to suggest one: “The Year We Started to Hope Again.”
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