GOODBYE 2020! – WELCOME 2021?

And no, the title is not a mistake – just ground hog day!

Friday, December 31, 2021

New Years Eve, the last day of the year 2021 – in my time zone the New Year begins in several hours. The count down is on to a what we all want to be a…

This is a blog post I wrote January 1st, 2021 and the crazy thing is that I can post it again almost word for word. So here is what I wrote 364 days ago!

“Today is the first day of 2021, a new year has dawned and a year has ended that I never thought I would have to experience in my lifetime. There were personal losses that I am finally saying goodbye to certain things, to make space for new and good things, and yet something in me is still broken…

There were also great losses to our society and in my opinion to humanity that will be difficult to fix.

The year 2020 will go down in history and for me it was the year in which our governments failed hopelessly, the year in which so many people were terrified, the year in which humanity was turned against each other and incited.

In 2020, the world economy was nearly ruined, existences were destroyed, and all because of a virus no worse than the annual influenza. Yes, people lost their lives because of this virus, and yet no one (or hardly anyone) mourns the collateral damage that came with the measures imposed on us. People lost their livelihoods, their health, or even their lives because of the measures. No one seems to care what is done to the psyche of the people by the horrible propaganda that has put a large part of the world’s population in fear. The year 2020 has ended with us being isolated from our families and friends.

Unfortunately, the year 2021 begins no better than the old year ended. The sword of Damocles that hangs over us now is the supposedly curative vaccination. Mankind simply does not manage to learn from the mistakes of the past. It is multi billionaires who rise to decide over our health, over our bodies, over our freedom of movement and ultimately over our overall freedom. How many billions does it take to stand above the law, to make right out of wrong?

We are assured again and again that there will be no forced vaccination or mandatory vaccination. I said months ago that those who refuse vaccination are still allowed to be a part of society but are no longer allowed to participate in social life.

The Australian airline Quantas has already announced that it will only carry passengers who are vaccinated.
I am convinced that certain professions can only be performed by those who have been vaccinated. I suspect that at some point it will also be the case that you can only go to restaurants, the cinema, the theatre, concerts, etc. if you have been vaccinated. But maybe in the future there will be local events or events that will be set up especially for people who have not been vaccinated. Maybe the vaccine refusers will get armbands that they have to wear, so that they can be directly identified as a outcast by others.

This all sounds crazy or like conspiracy theories to some people. But just think about it. Who could have imagined on January 1st, 2020 that we would not be able to see our friends (or as many as we please) when we want to, hug our family members that are in care homes, or that our children would be out of school for almost half a year? Who could have imagined that people would panic when someone sneezes or coughs? Who could have remotely imagined that we would have to walk around everywhere wearing masks that take away our smiles and our identities?

2020 was an incredibly difficult year and I fear that 2021 will not be much easier. I sincerely hope I’m wrong. But no matter what, I refuse to give up hope, I will not stop fighting and speaking my mind, and I will not cease to make my life as beautiful as possible.

For the year 2021 I wish that people stand up and fight back, that they look after each other again instead of denouncing one other, I wish with all my heart that humanity and the use of common sense will become popular again. I truly believe it is or can be a time for great opportunity, despite or perhaps even due to the circumstances.

The year 2021 has just begun and is full of great potential – I intend to make it count!


GOODBYE 2021! – WELCOME 2022?

What can I say – we went from bad to worse. Pretty much everything that was predicted and condemed a conspiracy theory by the masses has come true – and worse. Maybe that’s the way it must be, at least as long as the governments and media keep spreading the fearporn to the people.

Nevertheless, I believe in GOOD and LOVE. GOOD and LOVE are ALWAYS stronger than evil and hate. GOOD and LOVE just need a little longer to prevail as they do not act violently – but they will in the end prevail!

🎶My Song of the Week

I chose a very typical song with which we say goodbye to the Old Year and welcome the New Year. It is the most beautiful version of “Old Lang Syne” I know and it moves me to tears every time I hear it.

📚My Poem of the Week

As Ella Wheeler Wilcox (1850-1919) is one of my altime favourite female poets, I am happy to conclude the year 2021 with one of her poems.

If there is a New Year’s Eve poem worth putting to memory, it is Ella Wheeler Wilcox’s “The Year”, from 1910. This short, poignant and beautiful poem sums up everything we experience with the passing of each year. The year 2021 has again been a challenging one to say the least and I wish everyone out there a better 2022 with love, happiness and health. Thank you for being here with me on this incredible journey.

The Year

What can be said in New Year rhymes,
That’s not been said a thousand times?

The new years come, the old years go,
We know we dream, we dream we know.

We rise up laughing with the light,
We lie down weeping with the night.

We hug the world until it stings,
We curse it then and sigh for wings.

We live, we love, we woo, we wed,
We wreathe our brides, we sheet our dead.

We laugh, we weep, we hope, we fear,
And that’s the burden of the year.


I am not a friend of fireworks, but they are set off to drive away the evil spirits of the old year so that they cannot come with us into the New Year. Hardly any year has had so many evil spirits that needed driving away as 2021. Even if fireworks are forbidden in our country this year, we can at least imagine them.

No matter what, make 2022 your best year ever!


Tanja 🤗

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