Gringo View: The Bright Side of 2020

As a wise friend wrote: “Maybe this is the moment to face what we always were aware of but have preferred to ignore. All these physical and psychological restrictions and limitations are perhaps teaching us how to be humbler.”

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - (Opinion) The good news about the year just about to end is that even if it has been an ‘annus horribilis’ in the US and here, it has at least given us an incentive to ponder things we may have missed before ... and perhaps even to change our perspectives for the better. Despite the chaos and disasters which have fueled the headlines, I have been searching for some hopeful rays of light and promise for the new year.

This gringo thinks of the pandemic as something of a strong if uncomfortable laxative. I’ve discovered that . . .

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