The Bits In-Between
For my first degree, I majored in History. (This was the late 80s. There was less history then). It was all wars, revolutions, and crises. Probably for the same reasons as HBO mini-series re-enact those bits of history. TV loves drama. So does study.
But most of history isn’t crises. It’s the bits in-between. Fifty years ago wasn’t entirely Woodstock, moon landings, & Vietnam. Maybe your grandparents were there, but mostly probably not. They were trying to make rent, live a life, & get ahead, in spite of whatever they faced.
Fifty years from now, showrunners and historians will focus on the obvious blerghh events of this year. Fair enough. Someone should, probably sooner. Those willfully ignorant of history are doomed to repeat it and drag others down with them.
I raise this as it’s a new year and the tendency is to look back in review before looking forward to plan. Yeah nah. I’m going to look back at the bits in-between. Family. Friends. Re-inventing work. Cooperation. Resilience.
What are your 2020 ‘bits in-between’?