I sit here pondering, I do that a lot, asking myself that question and wondering what the future holds now, it is difficult to even see or plan for. This year people have been forced to do a lot of pondering throughout the globe in every area of human life.
Personally, a year that started out with terrifying bushfires saw me looking forward to a happy life - having a place to call home finally, the best job I ever had and a bright future ahead that would have involved travelling overseas…being able to afford to do it.
Well that all got slammed like a failed all in bet to an opponent with a Royal Flush…flushed right down the toilet. (did we have enough toilet paper for that one?).
We are now staring at a Christmas that involves isolation, lockdown, families unable to come together or living in a virtual world with them. Then there are those that lost their jobs, their businesses…barely making ends meet to afford Christmas.
However, I like to look at both sides of the coin and problems from every angle - what does this all mean and what is to be gained…if anything from the Royal Flush 2020.
We have been divided as humans by our differences yet here we all are - every one of us affected by the events of 2020. We all have something in common with each other. All experiencing a life in lockdown…forever changed.
This one year should and could define us as a human race - we have a commonality besides being human, we all have our story of this year…those stories, every single one that belongs to every single person is unique…historical, changing the landscape of history and ancestry of families. A global stop sign that changed everyone’s direction at the same time.
I believe there is something in that we could all see as a giant positive we can build on, going forward.
That is what I will take away from this year and I hope everyone else does too.
Through separation can come togetherness.
Blessing and best wishes to all at Replay…may all your futures be bright…like a Sun.
A special thank you to all the gooses in the gaggle more commonly known as Poker Amusement League, you are family and I for one would not have gotten through 2020 without you. Love to all of you.