Happy New Year 2022 !
2021 is not far away. Depending on the time lag, some countries are already approaching 2022. As I am posting this article, I also have to prepare for 2022. I hope that 2022 will be a more hopeful, bright and happy year for everyone.
I read the article "Reasons for optimism after a difficult year", posted by Bill Gates on December 7th.
I hope you and your loved ones also find a way to create new routines. There’s no question that the pandemic will create huge, lasting changes that will take years to fully understand, which can feel scary. One of my favorite authors, Yuval Noah Harari, once wrote that, “people are usually afraid of change because they fear the unknown. But the single greatest constant of history is that everything changes.”
In his article, the passage “find a way to create new routines” catches my eye. We all acknowledge that we cannot easily go back to the pre-COVID-19.
Then, 2022 will be a year to think about how to create a new routine. As such, it seems that pandemic has changed and adapted to various life patterns. I personally did a lot of digital creations in 2021. And I started blogging, and it made me rethink the path I should take in my activities. And now I have to create a new routine in another challenge.
In the past, I have drawn the feeling and energy of the new year with acrylic paintings.
It is a picture of three cranes flying vigorously through the sky. The sun burns brilliantly in the distance. The place in this picture is imaginary. I don't know where. However, three cranes are flying towards it. Closing a year like this and entering the next year is an attitude toward the unknown. I'm worried because I don't know, but I have hope and excitement that something good will happen. Uncertainty changes a lot. Pandemic is one of the factors in the unexpected uncertainty. Because of instability many predictions are poured out, and we face each day with anxiety and anticipation. Wouldn't it be great if we knew everything for sure? But if we know everything for sure, life itself may become meaningless.
But there is one thing I want everyone to know. That is the end of the pandemic. Next year, I hope to hear the declaration of an end to the pandemic. And I hope you can get back to your daily routine in true freedom and safety.
And I personally hope to visit art museums more freely and participate in offline exhibitions more often.
Wishing everyone a happy, safe and healthy year!
Wishing you the best of your life !!
Myungja Anna Koh