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The Summer of 2020 is history

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“It was the best of times, it was the worst of times, it was the age of wisdom, it was the age of foolishness, it was the epoch of belief, it was the epoch of incredulity, it was the season of Light, it was the season of Darkness, it was the spring of hope, it was the winter of despair, we had everything before us, we had nothing before us, we were all going direct to Heaven, we were all going direct the other way…”


The above quote was written by Charles Dickens 1859.

How appropriate an expression it seems today … for all of us … paying close attention to the trials and tribulations of this time we are living through.

The summer of 2020 has come and gone. Just like that. Like the snap of a finger.

It wasn’t the best summer of our lives.

It wasn’t the worst.

Many would agree, it came close to being the worst. It isn’t every summer that we are bogged down in a deadly mess like the COVID-19 virus during a time of worldwide pandemic.

Nor is it every summer we are told by our national leaders that everything is great, just great, and getting better, when nearly 200,000 men, women, children, first responders, doctors and nurses and people from every walk of life have died this summer during a time of “darkness” and despair.

Let’s face it, no one knows the way out of this mess we are in.

We are all clutching for straws.

The mighty and the rich get mightier and richer.

The poor get poorer and sicker.

Us common folks living and working, being born and dying in Everett, either stick our heads into the sand or grow increasingly upset at what we intuitively know in our hearts.

What is that?

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